ERIC Number: ED464671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-5
Reference Count: N/A
A Review of Enrollment Reporting by Texas Public Community/Junior and Technical Colleges.
Texas State Auditor's Office, Austin.
This is a report on the 2001 audit of Texas' public community, junior, and technical colleges. The audit was administered to make funding adjustments for the difference between the colleges' estimated and actual contact with students. It analyzes enrollment data submitted by each public two-year college. The report states that each institution is allowed an error rate of two percent, based on the established funding formula. It also states that funding adjustments are mandatory for the spring semester for every college. Results show that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board can return approximately $600,000 to the General Higher Education Revenue Fund because the estimated contact hours for public community, junior, and technical colleges exceeded the actual contact hours. Nineteen colleges (37%) overestimated their spring 2001 semester contact hours, while 32 colleges (62%) underestimated their spring 2001 semester contact hours. The report provides a table with specific adjustment calculations for every two-year college. It also includes information on a Texas Web-based guide to help ensure accurate community, junior, and technical college enrollment data reporting. (MKF)
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Community Colleges, Credits, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Financial Audits, Two Year Colleges
Texas State Auditor's Office, 1501 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701. Tel: 512-936-9880; Web site: http://www.sao.state.tx.us/Reports/default.cfm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Auditor's Office, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas