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ERIC Number: ED226772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Community Colleges on Michigan and Its Economy: Preliminary Technical Report.
Packwood, Gene; And Others
In 1981, a study was conducted to determine the collective impact of Michigan's 29 public community colleges on the state's economy. Differing from other economic impact studies in its emphasis on human capital as an economic resource, rather than on institutional spending and investment, the study involved the examination of existing statewide data sources and a survey of individual colleges to gather additional information on employed students, college district size, subject area enrollments, and activities and programs developed to meet the needs of business, industry, and professional and public service agencies. Responses from all 29 colleges were analyzed to determine community college students' characteristics, reasons for attending college, and subject interests; changes in attendance patterns over the past decade; and ways in which the colleges help business and industry and otherwise meet regional needs. The study revealed that: (1) between 1970 and 1980, the number of students attending community colleges increased by over 73%; (2) in 1980-81, approximately 2,500 employers paid for 30,000 employees to take job improvement courses; (3) both public and private sector organizations contracted with community colleges to provide training for their specific needs; and (4) professional upgrading courses were provided for over 12,500 professionals, business persons, industrial employees, and public service employees. The survey instrument and numerous data tables are included in the report. (AYC/DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan