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ERIC Number: ED013085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 96
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DIFFERENTIAL COSTS OF CURRICULA IN COMPREHENSIVE JUNIOR COLLEGES.
ANDERSON, ERNEST F.
TO DETERMINE RELATIONSHIPS AMONG COSTS OF SPECIALIZED VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL CURRICULA AND GENERAL OR LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULA, PROGRAMS AT EIGHT PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGES WERE ANALYZED, AND THE TOTAL COSTS OF EDUCATING A STUDENT IN EACH CURRICULUM WERE COMPUTED. SEVEN CONCLUSIONS ARE OFFERED--1) MOST OCCUPATIONAL AND TECHNICAL CURRICULA COST MORE PER STUDENT THAN LIBERAL ARTS AND TRANSFER CURRICULA IN THE SAME INSTITUTION, 2) ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS ARE ABOUT TWICE AS EXPENSIVE AS LIBERAL ARTS AND TRANSFER PROGRAMS, 3) INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS ARE ABOUT 1.5 TIMES AS EXPENSIVE AS LIBERAL ARTS, 4) PER STUDENT COSTS IN HOME ECONOMICS AND DIETETICS ARE ABOUT 1.2 TIMES THOSE IN LIBERAL ARTS, 5) LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAMS TEND TO COST SLIGHTLY MORE THAN DO THOSE PREPARING STUDENTS FOR BUSINESS, OFFICE, AND PUBLIC SERVICE OCCUPATIONS, 6) ON A STUDENT CREDIT HOUR BASIS, COSTS IN VOCATIONAL CURRICULA EXCEED THOSE IN GENERAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS--IN SOME CASES BY AS MUCH AS 300 PERCENT, AND 7) THE HIGHER COSTS OF VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL PROGRAMS SEEM TO BE THE RESULT OF SMALL ENROLLMENTS IN COMBINATION WITH LARGE NUMBERS OF CLASS CONTACT HOURS. (AD)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Bureau of Educational Research.
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