ERIC Number: ED161323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of the University of the District of Columbia's Consolidated Master Plan Development.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The consolidated master plan development of the University of the District of Columbia was studied. The effects of upgraded educational opportunities on future student enrollment are uncertain, and the school's enrollment projections appear overly optimistic. It is uncertain how well the planned educational programs will meet the needs of the District, and except for its academic structure, the long-range direction of the University is not clearly defined. The University is not in a position to accurately project its physical plan requirements. Factors that raise questions of the University's future ability to attain projected enrollment are outlined, and the school's forecasting methodology is analyzed. A comparison of the University's cohort forecast with three alternate forecasting methods indicates significant variances. The average of the three methods results in a full time equivalent of about 9,600, or 3,300 less than the University's forecast. Even under tha most optimistic conditions, accelerated growth in graduate enrollment to 2,174, the school could be building in excess of its needs. Renovation of existing-owned facilities is proposed as an alternative to new construction plans. Statistical tables are enclosed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.