ERIC Number: ED219122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Study of Remedial/Developmental Education in Maryland Community Colleges, Fiscal Year 1980: An Update on Enrollments and Costs with Alternative Recommendations.
Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
In 1981, the Maryland State Board for Community Colleges (MSBCC) conducted a study of the funding of remedial education in the state's community colleges, with the intent of recommending alternative approaches to community college funding for consideration by the legislature. Presidents of each of the 17 community colleges were contacted and asked to supply information on credit and non-credit enrollments, costs of credit and non-credit courses, costs of specific non-credit remedial activities and services, and need for additional funding. Responses were received from all presidents and were compared with findings from a similar study conducted in 1979. The study showed that: (1) remedial credit enrollments had grown only slightly faster than overall enrollments; (2) modest growth had occurred in non-credit remedial enrollments; (3) costs of remedial courses were not generally higher than costs for non-remedial instruction; and (4) costs for specialized support services ranged form 1% to 2% of the community college operating budgets. Based on the study, the MSBCC recommended that flat grants to community colleges be scaled to reflect the percentage of state support to public schools and that the state provide additional assistance to Maryland community colleges based on the remedial course headcount enrollment during fiscal year 1980. The study report includes data tables and the survey instrument. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.