ERIC Number: ED125519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Black College: Honors Program Cost Analysis.
Williams, James W.
To ascertain the actual cost of an honors program for any given year at Alcorn State University, two methods were used: cost per student, and the cost per credit hour. The cost per student can be a misleading figure and that is particularly apparent when used in conjunction with the cost per credit hour. For example, in 1975-76 the cost per honor student was $533, compared to an undergraduate figure of $610. However, the cost per credit hour of honor students was $89 compared to $20 for undergraduate students. The Honor Program's cost per credit hour does appear to be high when compared with the total undergraduate cost per credit hour. However, it must be noted that the average honor program's faculty member has a credit-hour load of approximately 15 hours. A load of this magnitude is generally considered to be excessive, particularly when faculty may be called on to teach a graduate course. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alcorn State Univ., Lorman, MS.