ERIC Number: ED179148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment Management Study II: Western Washington University.
Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.
Two options for enrollment management taken from an earlier study at Western Washington University are examined to determine the effects of various enrollment levels. The two scenarios are presented along with a description of various policies that could be used to meet enrollment goals. The methodology and enrollment projection model used to develop the options are described and a discussion about state and local population trends is included. Eight primary variables are considered under each option: operating budget, student credit hours, full-time equivalent faculty, administrative exempt positions, classified staff positions, housing occupancy, library acquisition funds, and facilities. Data for each option as well as actual figures for 1978-79 are tabulated. Scenario I assumes that the University would set a voluntary enrollment limitation of 10,000 annual average headcount students. The annual operating budget would be limited to approximately 30 million dollars. Aspects of this plan that affect individual academic departments and the fiscal implications are investigated. Scenario II presents an unregulated scenario with an estimated enrollment range of 10,000 to 13,000. It is suggested that although total enrollments in the two options differ only by a few thousand, there is a considerable difference in their consequences for and the resulting nature of the university. (SF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham.