ERIC Number: ED413315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Comparative Study of Expenditures Per Student Credit Hour of Education Programs to Programs of Other Disciplines and Professions.
Howard, Richard; Hitz, Randy; Baker, Larry
Using 1994-1995 data from the University of Delaware's national database of instructional expenditures and productivity, researchers developed comparative average expenditures across academic disciplines. The data included numbers of undergraduate and graduate credit hours generated and direct instructional expenses for the 1994-1995 academic year by academic discipline. Researchers summarized minimum, maximum, and average expenditures per full time equivalent student. Using those averages, they conducted analyses comparing the average expenditures per student credit hour (SCH) of education programs to the average expenditure per SCH of other academic disciplines, other professional programs, and between education programs in institutions of different Carnegie classifications. Overall, education programs were funded below the institutional average for all disciplines in all Carnegie classifications. Education programs were less well-funded than other professional programs, with the exception of social work and accounting at research institutions. Four appendices provide: (1) a list of participating institutions in the University of Delaware's 1996 National Cost and Productivity Study; (2) classification of instructional programs code taxonomy; (3) research universities average expenditures and percent of total average expenditures per student credit hour, undergraduate and graduate, by discipline; and (4) research universities average expenditures and percent of total average expenditures per student credit hour, by discipline comparison of professional programs. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, Oshkosh, WI.; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.; Association of Colleges and Schools of Education in State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and Affiliated Private Universities.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Coll. of Education, Health, and Human Development.