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Desrochers, Donna M. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
Athletics are big business on many college campuses, but does this come with a price tag? This issue brief looks at academic and athletic spending in NCAA Division I public universities between 2005 and 2010. Among a host of findings, this brief shows that the athletic departments of most public colleges and universities competing in NCAA Division…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Organizations (Groups)
Desrochers, Donna M.; Kirshstein, Rita J. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
Two years after the onset of the Great Recession, nonprofit colleges and universities found themselves struggling with their finances. Average per-student spending on academics declined in fiscal year (FY) 2010, and despite per-student spending cuts to prerecession levels at four-year institutions, students shouldered a larger share of the cost…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Economic Climate, Expenditure per Student
Desrochers, Donna M.; Wellman, Jane V. – Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, 2011
"Trends in College Spending, 1999-2009: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?" is the fourth in a series of reports on college and university spending from the Delta Cost Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability. The mission of the Delta Cost Project is to improve public…
Descriptors: Accountability, Economic Progress, Higher Education, Educational Finance
Desrochers, Donna M.; Lenihan, Colleen M.; Wellman, Jane V. – Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, 2010
"Trends in College Spending, 1998-2008: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?" is the third in a series of reports on college and university spending from the Delta Cost Project. The findings presented in this report concentrate on the 1998 to 2008 time period--the last academic year for which spending data are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Sector, Income
Wellman, Jane V.; Desrochers, Donna M.; Lenihan, Colleen M. – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2008
The work described in this report is part of the national Making Opportunity Affordable (MOA) initiative, and focuses on the presentation of aggregate measures of sector-level trends in revenues and expenditures. This work will be repeated on an annual basis to promote regular use of aggregate measures of spending as part of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Finance
Wellman, Jane V.; Desrochers, Donna M.; Lenihan, Colleen M. – Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, 2008
Despite clear evidence that college tuitions are rising (the only incontrovertible fact in this conversation), the policy debate about college costs is remarkably poorly informed by data about college spending patterns, revenue availability, and the relation between spending and tuition increases. The last national study of trends in college…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends
Wellman, Jane V.; Desrochers, Donna M.; Lenihan, Colleen M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; Hurlburt, Steve; Honegger, Steve – Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity and Accountability, 2009
How do colleges and universities spend their money? To most, it's a black box. The public looks at tuitions, states look at appropriations, trustees look at the endowment, and department managers look at their budgets. How colleges actually spend their money is barely understood by the general public and even many policy makers. In the current…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Politics of Education, Cost Indexes
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 2003
In today's economy, access to postsecondary education or training has become the threshold requirement for individual career success. The increasing economic value of postsecondary education is good news in a society that strives to make economic opportunity subservient to individual merit, rather than family background. At the same time, the…
Descriptors: Economic Opportunities, School Business Relationship, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – Community College Journal, 2003
Argues that, although the U.S. has dropped to sixth in the world in high school graduation rates and ranks last when comparing gains in enrolling youth in college during the last decade, the country still wins on economic measures. Adds that, because of sheer size, the U.S. also has more top students. (Contains 10 references.) (NB)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Bound Students, Community Colleges, Economic Opportunities
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – Professional School Counseling, 2003
Presents tips for school counselors in guiding students to good career choices and future workplace environments. Highlights the need for counselors to be constantly aware of trends in employment opportunities and provides advice on developing the skills and abilities that employers of the future might require from graduates and job applicants.…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Counseling, Counselor Role, Employment Patterns
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – 2002
The growing importance of education in overall economic growth and individual opportunity has necessitated that education reformers address the need for the additional and better human capital needed to foster overall growth in the new knowledge-based economy. Education reformers must also work to reduce the growing differences in family incomes…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Access to Education, Adjustment (to Environment), Articulation (Education)
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2002
While no one can predict the future, today's economic and demographic realities suggest the opportunities and challenges that will face America in the years to come. The U.S. economy has already undergone dramatic changes in the latter part of the twentieth century. The extension of product and labor markets has expanded global competition, and…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Human Capital, Role of Education, Economic Progress
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – 2001
This report examines the expanding role of community colleges, the emerging credentialing system, and the changes in the economy that have increased the value of credentials. While business has come to rely on higher education degrees to signify general skills, employers increasingly look for performance-based certifications as indications of more…
Descriptors: Certification, Community Colleges, Credentials, Economic Climate
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Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – Community College Journal, 2001
Presents an excerpt from the book, Help Wanted...Credentials Required: Community Colleges in the Knowledge Economy. States that credentials are now highly sought after by many employees, and community colleges must balance between providing a good education/training and the economic strain of doing so. Discusses changes in the trends of higher…
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Credentials, Educational Finance
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Desrochers, Donna M. – 1999
This document profiles opinions on education quality in 55 of the largest cities in the United States. The findings were drawn from a survey analyzed by the Educational Testing Service in which parents were asked their opinions on the public elementary schools in their neighborhood, their views on crime and neighborhood choice, and whether…
Descriptors: Crime, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Attitudes
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