ERIC Number: ED023398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
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An Exploration of the Relationships among Size, Cost, and Selected Educational Opportunities in Certain Texas Public Junior Colleges.
Jordan, Thomas Earl
For 31 Texas public junior colleges, this study analyzed revenues, expenditures, and ability to support a stratified program according to enrollment, and explored the relationships among size, cost, and selected educational opportunities. Data were collected from questionnaires, professional literature, documents of the Texas Education Agency, and interviews. Standard statistical techniques were used for the various calculations and analyses. There were six principal findings: (1) the research conducted on Texas public junior college financing included studies on per-student costs and on budgetary practices leading to a uniform accounting system, and one work on the interrelationships of size, cost, and other factors in the educational program; (2) the state appropriations program encouraged the small college, since, as the size of the college increased, the state allocations for operating expenses decreased; (3) there was n" statistically significant relationship between the size of enrollment and the operational cost per student; (4) the breadth of program offered by the larger colleges was a depressant on the relationship between size and cost; (5) the colleges with enrollments of 1,075 to 2,459 FTSE operated more efficiently and offered more educational opportunities than the smaller ones; and (6) the colleges with enrollments under 414 FTSE operated uneconomically and offered the fewest educational opportunities. (HH)
Descriptors: Average Daily Membership, Costs, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Programs, Enrollment, Expenditures, Operating Expenses, Program Costs, Questionnaires, Statistical Studies, Student Costs, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Coll. of Education.