ERIC Number: ED405067
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Condition of Facilities at Illinois Community Colleges.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In an effort to update a 1992 study of the deteriorating condition of facilities in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS), a follow-up study was conducted to determine the status of facilities as of February 1997. Questionnaires were sent to 50 state community colleges requesting data on funds spent on facility replacement during fiscal year (FY) 1996, the current condition of facilities, and funding requirements. Survey results, based on responses from 47 colleges, included the following: (1) the average replacement cost was $118 per gross square foot; (2) 37% of the responding colleges indicated that a survey of the extent of deferred maintenance was in progress, 33% had conducted such a survey in FY 1996, and 13% had done so in FY 1995; (3) with respect to the condition of campus buildings, 82% were rated as either adequate or needing some modification, slightly under 14% were rated as either functionally inadequate or in need of replacement, and only 4% were considered to be in excellent condition; (4) approximately 22% of the responses rated their infrastructure as either excellent or adequate; and (5) colleges reported spending $20 million in FY 1996 for renewal and replacement, compared to $10.6 million in FY 1991. A list of participating colleges, tables of the condition of facilities by use, the survey instrument, and definitions of terms are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.