ERIC Number: ED246804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Net Tuition Revenue at Private Colleges. Working Paper Series.
Factors affecting changes in net tuition revenue in private colleges were studied, and a model accounting for these factors was tested using 1976-1977 and 1977-1978 data. Analysis focused on the influence of tuition price, financial aid, and enrollment. Secondary consideration was given to those institutional characteristics that may distinguish private institutions. Data were obtained from the Higher Education General Information Survey and the College Entrance Examination Board. The primary variables considered were those involved in the direct calculation of net tuition revenue: (1) change in net tuition revenue; (2) change in enrollment; (3) change in financial-aid expenditures; and (4) change in tuition price. A system of four linear equations (one equation per primary variable) was structured (Fig. 2) to relate pairs of variables, with the aim of computing their total effect on net tuition revenue. Three major steps in data analysis were as follows: testing the assumption that reported gross tuition and fees revenue is equal to the product of full-time-equivalent enrollment and the undergraduate tuition price; testing six assumptions about relationships between changes in net tuition revenue, tuition price, financial aid, and enrollment; and examining signs of other relationships between change variables and institutional characteristics. (SW)
Descriptors: Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Characteristics, Models, Predictor Variables, Private Colleges, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tuition
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.