ERIC Number: ED073236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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A Proposed System for Predicting Costs of Vocational Education Programs in the California Community Colleges. Final Report.
The overall purpose of this study was to develop a system for predicting current instructional costs of vocational education programs at the community college level in California. Data gathered by analyzing the instructional expenditures of 19 community colleges for the fiscal year 1969 showed that: (1) Neither of two suggested mathematical formulas could accurately predict vocational program costs, (2) Expenses for similar programs vary widely according to the college, (3) Distributive education and home economics programs required less funding than non-vocational programs, while five other occupational areas required more, and (4) The size of student enrollment affected the cost per student. Minimum vocational program enrollments and identification of expenditures should be established for community colleges, and distribution of federal vocational education funds should consider student enrollment, types of programs, and the development of cost effectiveness data for planning purposes. Further cost studies for vocational education are recommended. Historical background information on federal support to vocational education is included, in addition to comparisons of program costs and institutional characteristics. Numerous tables and appended resource materials are provided. (AG)
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Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: West Valley Joint Community Coll. District, Campbell, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California