ERIC Number: ED047679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An Exploratory Analysis of Differential Program Costs of Selected Occupational Curricula in Selected Illinois Junior Colleges. Final Report.
Tomlinson, Robert M.; Rzonca, Chester S.
This cost differential study was designed to use data collected by the Division of Vocational and Technical Education and the Illinois Junior College Board in an effort to analyze differential program costs of selected occupational curricula in six sample community colleges incurred in the fiscal year 1968-69. To be effective, a cost accounting system must be developed one year in advance of planned use. The objectives of the educational system and specific institutions, as well as the nature of the instructional program, provide a framework within which all cost analysis must be conducted and interpreted. The most significant variable affecting the cost per student-hour, the course cost, and the program cost is the size of enrollment in individual classes. This study has also (1) stressed the need of the Division of Vocational and Technical Education for accurate cost data, (2) pointed out some limitations of the Unit Cost Study conducted by the Illinois Junior College Board, (3) described some of the problem areas and weaknesses of methods used to allocate costs, and (4) provided recommendations implementing an accurate program cost identification system. (CA)
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Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
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