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ERIC Number: ED174128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Comparison of Instructional Costs Per Full Time Equivalent Student. Report No. 78-15.
Hample, Stephen R.; Holzapfel, Mary J.
A survey conducted to provide general information on instructional costs at universities similar to Montana State is presented in an effort to demonstrate difficulties involved in comparing costs among different universities. A sample of six comparable financial reports from Rocky Mountain area universities were collected. Figures are provided for the six institutions (not identified by school) including: Idaho State University; New Mexico State University; North Dakota State University; South Dakota State University; University of New Mexico; and University of Wyoming. Although detailed financial reports were received, only approximately half of the collected data could be reconciled into a common format. It is suggested that two major problems exist for this type of a study. First, the press for standard intrastate reporting methods across general types of institutions seems to preclude standard interstate reporting procedures for a specific type of institution. Secondly, significant differences exist in the definition of student credit hours and the calculation of full time equivalent enrollment. (Author/SF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman.