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ERIC Number: ED042056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 148
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The Relationship of Enrollment Size of Area Vocational-Technical Schools in Missouri to Per Student Expenditures for Vocational Education.
Goishi, Frank Hideo
In the controversy regarding the relationship of the cost per student to the size of the school, some argue that economics of scale exist while others insist that they do not. The purpose of this study was to estimate the net relationship between the enrollment size of an area vocational technical school and the expenditures per student. The inquiry was directed at 16 share-time Missouri vocational technical schools having permanent separate plant facilities and confined to the regular day program offered to full-time high school day students. Data were gathered through personal interviews with school administrators and through the various divisions of the State Department of Education. A parabolic equation and a step-wise multiple regression model revealed the optimum school enrollment size in relation to a minimum average current expenditure per student. The study concluded that the single most common factor contributing to expenditures per student was the number of students enrolled. It was further concluded that administrative costs and the kinds and amounts of equipment utilized were major contributors to operating costs. It was recommended that schools maintain adequate financial accounts and records. This Ed.D. dissertation was submitted to The University of Missouri. (Author/JS)
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