ERIC Number: ED229057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Economic Impacts of Bismarck Junior College upon the Local Community.
Schimmelpfennig, H. R.
Outlining both methods and results, this report describes Bismarck Junior College's (BJC's) use of the American Council on Education's model for assessing the short-term, current impacts of a college on local business volume. After chapters 1 and 2 discuss the value and focus of economic impact studies, chapter 3 describes BJC in terms of its history, mission, facilities, tax base, financial support, faculty and staff, students, enrollments since 1939, and community center. Next, chapters 4 and 5 review the objectives and theoretical base of the study. Chapter 6 details the methods used to calculate college-related business volume, value of local business property committed to college-related business, and expansion of the local lending institutions' credit base. After chapter 7 provides directions for surveying students and staff to determine their expenditures, chapter 8 presents data in 48 categories, including total college expenditures; staff salaries and residence patterns; housing and non-housing expenditures of students and staff; assessed property value; expenditures of visitors to the campus; bank deposits of the school and its staff; the consumer price index; and population trends. Then, chapter 9 explains the computations used to calculate these figures. Finally, chapter 10 summarizes findings. (DAB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Benefits, Community Colleges, Credit (Finance), Economic Factors, Economic Research, Educational Economics, Institutional Characteristics, Mathematical Models, Research Design, Research Methodology, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bismarck Junior Coll., ND.
Identifiers: Economic Impact; Economic Impact Studies; North Dakota (Bismarck)