ERIC Number: EJ1132682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Cost Spreading in College Athletic Spending in the United States: Estimates and Implications
Lipford, Jody W.; Slice, Jerry K.
Education Economics, v25 n4 p379-393 2017
With rising costs, mounting student debt, and many schools experiencing financial hardship, the higher education industry faces unwanted scrutiny from the popular media and political sector. College athletics too have come under close examination because of rising costs and internal subsidies. In this paper, we provide estimates of the per-student costs of college athletic programs for US colleges and universities by the number of undergraduate students enrolled, National Collegiate Athletic Association division, and whether the institution is public or private. These estimates find significant potential for cost spreading, so that costs per-student fall as the number of students rises.
Descriptors: College Athletics, Expenditure per Student, Athletes, Undergraduate Students, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Costs, Financial Support, Cost Effectiveness, Measurement Techniques, Computation, Regression (Statistics), Institutional Characteristics, Operating Expenses
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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