ERIC Number: ED110101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun-22
Reference Count: N/A
Performance Audit of the Community College Enrollment Projection Methodology: A Report to the Washington State Legislature. Report No. 46-6.
This performance audit was conducted by the Legislative Budget Committee for the purpose of providing the Washington State Legislature with an evaluation of the enrollment projection methods utilized in the development of the Washington State Community College system operating budget request to the Legislature. The Committee studied the planning, operational, and methodological review functions of the Office of Program Planning and Fiscal Management (part of the State Census Board), which has been directly responsible for the preparation of enrollment projections for the community college system since 1970. As a result of this evaluation, it was concluded that the present methods are inadequate in that they do not account for community needs, student characteristics, local economic characteristics, sociological groupings, or other factors which influence enrollments. Present enrollment projection methods are based on census data for the age group of 18 to 24 years; since this age group is not representative of the community college student body, the statistic is irrelevant. As a result, actual enrollments have surpassed projected enrollments by 0.5 percent to 10.3 percent for the past four years. Current enrollment projection methods are reviewed in detail. No recommendations for improvements are made. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislature, Olympia. Legislative Budget Committee.
Identifiers - Location: Washington