ERIC Number: ED028589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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Cost Benefit Analysis in a University Setting: The Housing of Students.
Crandall, Robert Hunter
A linear model, based on the theory of constrained choice, is constructed to aid in long range planning for student housing to indicate what the "best" arrangement of the total system of housing university students might be. It is emphasized that the model incorporates in its system all modes for housing students (including off-campus ones) and not just the residence halls. The objective function chosen for the linear program in the study was cost minimization. A comparative economic analysis of the cost of various modes of housing a student is presented as the basis for the parameter values adopted in the formal linear model. The application of the housing model to four different California university campuses demonstrated that the linear model can be adapted, with reasonable ease, to give a meaningful reflection of the major variables to be recognized in forming a housing policy. Books and articles concerned with student housing and economic theory are included in the bibliography. (FS)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Campus Planning, College Housing, Cost Effectiveness, Dormitories, Economic Research, Educational Finance, Facility Expansion, Facility Requirements, Universities
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Note: Dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration in the Graduate Division of the University of California, Berkeley.