ERIC Number: ED411932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Economic Impact Characteristics of the Community College of Philadelphia. Institutional Research Report No. 87.
Grosset, Jane; Hawk, Thomas; Irwin, Bette; Obetz, Wayne
The Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) compiled a report highlighting the economic benefits and opportunities the school provides to the citizens of Philadelphia and the region. Three broad categories of institutional effectiveness were defined to be economic impact characteristics: service to the Philadelphia communities, and enrollment, access, and student outcomes. Multiple measures of economic development, human development and cost effectiveness are presented in order to demonstrate the prominent and cost effective role CCP plays in the City's economy. CCP's accessibility allows students of all ages and ethnicities to enroll, making it the largest point of entry into higher education for minorities in Pennsylvania. As the only strictly public institution in Philadelphia, CCP contributes to the economy by increasing the productivity and earning potential of its citizens. In addition, CCP provides customized employee education, affordable tuition, and high transfer rates. Students work while attending school, and utilize the education to successfully fulfill future employment goals as well. CCP gives back to the community by providing jobs, purchasing goods and services from local enterprises, and opening their facilities to other community organizations. With its human development and human capital returns on investment in higher education, CCP provides numerous economic benefits to the City and region. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA.