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ERIC Number: ED187395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 139
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Financial Study of the Delaware County Community College in Pennsylvania.
Breen, Joseph
A study involving personal interviews with county officials, an examination of college records, and the collection of data from local and federal agencies was undertaken at Delaware County Community College (DCCC) to determine the residency patterns of DCCC students in relation to the 15 school districts in Delaware County and to examine the feasibility of funding the college on a district-wide basis rather than relying on individual school district support. To facilitate the research, four sub-problems were addressed: (1) Can a population dispersion pattern be identified for DCCC students from supporting and non-supporting districts? (2) Is the present method of financial support adequate? (3) Should all 15 districts contribute to the college? and (4) Should the county itself provide the college with a financial base? Major findings reveal that the more affluent citizens lived within the supporting districts and therefore enjoyed greater access to the college than the less affluent. Financial data indicate that present funding could provide only a marginal means of support and that county financing is the best alternative, given its potential as a centralized tax collection source. The study report reviews literature dealing with community college growth and finance, identifies methodology and data sources, and analyzes findings for each sub-problem. A bibliography is provided. (JP)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Sarasota. Not available in paper copies due to the marginal reproducibility of the original document. Irreproducible maps have been deleted