ERIC Number: ED213464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Unit Cost Study for the University of Alaska Community Colleges, Fiscal Year 1981. Community Colleges: A Report to the Twelfth Alaska State Legislature by the Community College Interim Committee. Volume III.
Phipps, Ronald A.; Gaylord, Thomas A.
This report presents the results of a detailed unit cost study of Alaska's ten community colleges for fiscal year (FY) 1981. After introductory material, the summary results of the study are presented under eight categories: (1) full-time equivalent (FTE) teacher compensation per fiscal-year equated (FYE) student (i.e., a hypothetical student enrolled for 34 credit hours per fiscal year); (2) FTE students per FTE teacher; (3) compensation per FTE teacher; (4) student/teacher ratio and percentage distribution of teachers; (5) total direct instructional cost per FYE student; (6) full cost per FYE student; (7) costs per FYE student per component (e.g., student services and administration); and (8) percentage distribution of FY 1981 expenditures. Next, the overall summary of the study outlines general findings, including the following: vocational education is not necessarily more expensive than general education in Alaska's community colleges; there is a strong relationship between the number of FYE students enrolled and direct instructional cost per FYE student; and the community colleges in Alaska spend their money in different ways and experience different costs per FYE student. Extensive tables and appended material illustrate findings; provide a breakdown of statistics by college; and present the study methodology, college profiles, and courses offered. (HB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student, Program Costs, Resource Allocation, School Statistics, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Distribution, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Unit Costs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau.
Note: For related documents, see JC 820 078-079.