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ERIC Number: ED161357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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An Experience in Financial Health Analysis in Higher Education. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Elliott, T. Michael
A two and one-half year financial health analysis study was conducted of the involvement of the United Methodist Church in higher education through its more than 100 related colleges. A description is provided of the approach to identifying the following information: institutions likely to survive with or without any help or policy changes from the church; institutions in trouble but who might be helped by policies that could include financial support; and institutions whose chances of survival appear hopeless. Exploratory data analyses included using the dot matrix approach, cluster analysis, and principle components analysis. The adopted scheme made it possible to indicate relative positions across multiple indicators in a single score value. Fourteen indicators were chosen and categorized into variables that were logically related to short-term and long-term issues. The development and analysis of the scale are described, and the results are presented in a six and one-half page statistical table. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United Methodist Church
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)