ERIC Number: ED479039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Bellevue Community College Community Impact Report, Fall 2002.
Bellevue Community Coll., WA.
This document presents data pertaining to the impact of Bellevue Community College (BCC), Washington, on the surrounding community. The study examines both short- and long-term impacts of BCC on the larger community. Short-term impacts include the revenue and expenditures for which BCC is responsible, which for 2001-02 totaled $86,431,309. During that academic year, BCC received over $4 million in funded grants, 99% of which came from outside the BCC service area. The report breaks down expenditure estimates into three categories: college, employee, and student expenditures. Long-term impacts on the community include an educated populace and a return on investment (ROI) in the community college. The report calculates the ROI for BCC by multiplying the 292,231 earned credits the 15,794 students in the 2000-01 academic year received by $117 per credit return on investment, which, adjusting the figure for other factors, leads to an ROI of almost $21 million. BCC student earnings average an increase of $13,000 per year after professional/technical training. Also examines lifetime earnings potential, worker productivity, community services, health, voting participation, incarceration, and other areas affected by education and training. (Contains 38 tables and 14 figures.) (NB)
Descriptors: Community, Community Colleges, Economic Impact, Economics of Education, Employment Level, Income, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Technology, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.bcc.ctc.edu/instresearch/reports/2001/Community_Impact_2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Bellevue Community Coll., WA.