ERIC Number: ED317744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Independent Study Program Profiles 1988-1989. Final Report.
Huffington, Dale; And Others
Of the 329,301 independent study enrollments reported by 77 National University Continuing Education Association (NUCEA) institutions in 1988-89, 55 percent are in college courses (a slight increase over 1987-88), 32 percent are in high school courses (a slight decrease), and 13 percent are in noncredit courses. When a comparison is made of only those institutions that responded to both the 1987-88 and 1988-89 surveys, the latter's total enrollments are about 5 percent greater. For semester-length college courses, students paid an average of $57 per semester hour. Faculty were paid an average of $3.17 per lesson, $24.11 per semester hour, or $49.03 per enrollment for grading, as well as an average of $964.40 per course or $357.63 per semester hour for development. For quarter-length college courses, students paid an average of $39.60 per quarter hour. Faculty were paid an average of $3.50 per lesson or $18.25 per quarter hour for grading and an average of $675 per course or $162 per quarter hour for course development. The average high school course fee was $49.45; the grading stipend was $5.21 per lesson or $23.67 per enrollment; the average development stipend was $623.87. The average noncredit course fee was $78.33. (Numerous tables lists data as reported by each of the 77 responding schools/universities.) (KC)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Programs, Continuing Education, Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, External Degree Programs, Fees, High Schools, Higher Education, Home Study, Independent Study, Instructional Student Costs, Program Content, Program Costs, Teacher Salaries
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC. Independent Study Div.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For earlier reports, see ED 227 801, ED 246 754, ED 253 660, ED 270 609, ED 281 014, and ED 294 045.