ERIC Number: ED055254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Cost of College: Phase I. Final Report.
Columbia Research Associates, Cambridge, MA.
This study is based on a detailed analysis of the financial and operational characteristics of 50 pre-doctoral colleges over the period of Fall 1967 to Spring 1970. Where there are financial difficulties, they are largely a result of internal decisions, both within the colleges themselves and in higher education as a whole as when objectives that cannot reasonably be fulfilled are established. The data for the study was collected during personal visits to each of the campuses over a period from July 1970 to March 1971. The interviews are part of the data and shape the interpretation of much of the hard data. This study is divided into two parts. Part I discusses, mainly, the collection of data. An overall financial analysis is made, and the impact of federal aid on the financial status of colleges is studied. The benefits of efficient management and various college policies are also discussed. A bibliography is included. Part II is divided into four sections. Section I presents a number of statistical tables which summarize the major items of data collected and developed for the study. Section II provides statistical documentation of the major financial, instructional and federal aid characteristics used in the analysis of finance in Part I. Sections III and IV describe the stepwise regression and the analysis of variance used to examine the patterns of resource allocation at the 50 colleges studied. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Program Planning and Evaluation (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Research Associates, Cambridge, MA.