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ERIC Number: ED391433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 32
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Enrollment Management: Do Resource Allocation Decisions Really Make a Difference? ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Sidle, Margaret Wright
This study attempted to: (1) explore the enrollment patterns, enrollment goals, and expenditure demand ratios among Presbyterian-related colleges and universities; (2) determine the relationships between resource allocations in the form of expenditure demand ratios and enrollment goals; and (3) determine relationships between expenditure demand ratios and the enrollment patterns at those institutions. The following data were collected from 65 member institutions of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities: selected institutional characteristics and enrollment goals; total student fall enrollment and enrollment by race for 5 years (1982, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991); allocation figures for instruction, academic support, student services, and scholarships and fellowships; and total educational and general revenues for those same years. Findings included the following: expenditures on instruction tended to be 30 percent or higher at large institutions (with enrollments over 1,000 students) and less than 30 percent at smaller institutions; decreases in levels of spending on instruction were observed over the 10-year period; and levels of academic support expenditure demand ratios remained stable. Among conclusions are that institutions are focusing their resource allocations less on instruction of students and more on academic support to students, not including instruction; on student services, including student recruitment and retention programs; and on financial assistance in the form of institutional aid to students. Tables detailing the study's findings and the survey questionnaire are attached. (Contains 110 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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