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ERIC Number: ED246810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Health Programs on Instructional Expenditures in Higher Education. Working Paper Series.
Smith, John D.
The reporting of financial statistics for the Higher Education General Information Survey by health professional programs (medical, veterinary, osteopathic, dental, and related programs) was investigated. Attention was directed to how HEGIS data can be used to compare institutions when the mix of programs within the institutions complicates the comparison. The effect of the proportion of first professional programs in the health sciences on instructional expenditures was estimated using regression techniques to analyze data from the 1978 HEGIS survey. This analysis made instructional expenditures in 54 public institutions more comparable. The model included (in order of significance) the number of faculty, the number of full-time-equivalent students, the proportion of first professional degrees in the health sciences awarded by the institution, the average faculty salary, and the amount of noneducation and general expenditures. The proportion of degrees awarded had a significant effect on instructional expenditures. When considered alone, this proportion had almost no predictive value because of the masking effects of differences in size between the institutions. The magnitude of the effect of the proportion of health professional programs should be a concern for researchers. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, College Programs, Comparative Analysis, Data Collection, Dental Schools, Educational Finance, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, Medical Education, National Surveys, Professional Education, Recordkeeping, Reliability, Reports, State Colleges, Veterinary Medical Education
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.