ERIC Number: ED246754
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Independent Study in 1983. A Research Report of the NUCEA Independent Study Division. Final Report.
Feasley, Charles E.
Information on institutional programs offering independent study by correspondence was studied in 1983, with attention to enrollments, staff size, fees, services, the use of computer grading, and compensation paid to staff for grading and course development in college, high school, and noncredit programs. The survey population consisted of 73 institutions with 253,211 students. In addition to course tuition fees, a number of other special service fees were studied: study guides, transferring the course registration of a student, extension of the time to complete a course, mailing books, and mailing lessons. Findings include the following: the average program enrollment was up 3.8 percent from the previous year; enrollments were lower at 49 percent of the institutions; reduced enrollments were more common at large institutions; the mean college fee was $39.32 per semester hour and $26.12 per quarter hour; the mean college grading stipend was $2.61 per lesson, $36.61 per enrollment, and $18.87 per credit hour; the average development pay for college courses was $685.47 per course and $209.50 per credit hour; and the average noncredit enrollment per program dropped 20 percent. Appended is additional information on charges and services for each institution. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.