ERIC Number: ED025639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Cost Analysis of Selected Educational Programs in the Area Schools of Iowa.
Cage, Bob N.
To determine relationships between the current-unit-cost-per-student contact hours for post-secondary arts and science transfer curricula and selected vocational-technical programs, the 15 area schools of Iowa were visited personally by the investigator and data collected from the financial records of the institutions. The cost of each specialized vocational-technical curriculum was compared to the mean cost of educating a student in the arts and science transfer curricula. Some major conclusions resulting from analysis of the 1967-68 data were: (1) Enrollment had the greatest degree of inverse relationship with student cost, (2) Administrative and plant operation expense were contributing factors to differences between schools in student costs, (3) Instructional expense was related to enrollment and student costs, (4) Rental of buildings on some campuses increased costs, (5) The vocational-technical programs were more expensive than were the arts and science transfer curricula, and (6) Adequate financing is necessary for junior colleges considering vocational-technical programs. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames.