ERIC Number: ED162604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-27
Reference Count: 0
Economies of Scale in Higher Education.
Broomall, Lawrence W.; And Others
Economics of scale for public colleges and universities in Virginia and 22 major public universities were determined by regression analysis. The institutions were analyzed in terms of the number of full-time equivalent students and costs. Results indicate that economies of scale are not necessarily a function of the type and size of a university. No economies of scale appeared as complexity or size of institution increased. It is suggested that it is not realistic to base faculty and financial allotments on ratios reflecting economies of scale. The literature on organizations and finance in higher education is cited. (SW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Paper presented to the Southern Association for Institutional Research meeting (Nashville, Tennessee, October 26-27, 1978)