ERIC Number: ED026033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development Study of State Funding and Business Management Procedures in Community Colleges and Technical Institutes in the State of North Carolina: An Investigation of Cost Differentials Between Trade, Technical, and College Parallel Curriculums--Vol. I; Policy Manual--Vol. II; Accounting Manual--Vol. III.
Parry, Ernest Bruce
This study determined curriculum costs in comprehensive junior colleges for one college-parallel, 28 technical, and 16 vocational curriculums. Differential costs were found for each of ten components identified for all curriculums. Aggregate curriculum costs were determined from the sum of the ten component costs. Differential costs were found among all curriculums and for the same curriculum offered in different institutions. Total costs were determined for all vocational, technical, and college-parallel education in each institution. Such total costs were termed program area costs. It was found that differential program area costs were present for all institutions for both years of the study. When averages were computed from program area costs of the ten institutions, a consistent cost ranking was found for both years of the study. Technical education was found to be more costly than vocational education. College-parallel was the least expensive. This study developed a mathematical formula for budgetary purposes that would provide differential financial treatment for component costs. Total curriculum needs were the aggregate of component costs and total institutional need was the aggregate of curriculum needs. (Author/HH)
Descriptors: Accounting, Budgeting, College Preparation, Costs, Curriculum, Expenditure per Student, Guides, Program Costs, Student Costs, Trade and Industrial Education, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina