ERIC Number: ED099067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
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Remedial Education--Is It Worth It?
Cosby, Jon P.
A cost analysis of the developmental education program on the North Campus of Florida Junior College at Jacksonville revealed that in the 1972/1973 fiscal year the special credit courses offered for remedial students cost over 80 percent more than regular credit courses. Among the developmental courses offered (English, reading, mathematics, and social science) reading was found to be the most expensive. Most of the cost, nearly 70 percent, was directly attributable to instruction. All of these developmental courses operated at a deficit; that is, their costs were greater than the funds received via state funding and student tuition. The high cost of these courses emphasizes the need for additional funding if the Florida community colleges are to meet the needs of the significant number of students having remedial deficiencies. Appended is a brief description of the program. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Florida; Florida (Jacksonville)