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ERIC Number: ED499886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Value Added: The Costs and Benefits of College Preparatory Programs. American Higher Education Report Series
Swail, Watson Scott
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Rarely do stakeholders ask about the effectiveness of outreach programs or whether they are an efficient use of tax dollars and philanthropic funds. As government budgets continue to be constrained and philanthropic investment gets more competitive, there is a growing acknowledgment of the need to look at the cost/benefit of these programs and whether the investment is worth the outcomes. Partially because cost analysis can be an extremely complex analytical process, it is seldom used in the education arena. However, when used properly it can be a very powerful tool in defining the true social and economic impacts of programs. To increase the clarity of this discussion, real examples of cost analysis from the literature are provided. (Contains 1 footnote and 4 figures.) [This document was published by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI).]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A