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ERIC Number: EJ1150635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 23
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ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
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Efficiency in the Community College Sector: Stochastic Frontier Analysis
Agasisti, Tommaso; Belfield, Clive
Tertiary Education and Management, v23 n3 p237-259 2017
This paper estimates technical efficiency scores across the community college sector in the United States. Using stochastic frontier analysis and data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System for 2003-2010, we estimate efficiency scores for 950 community colleges and perform a series of sensitivity tests to check for robustness. We find that community colleges have become more efficient over time, but no evidence of economies of scale. We also find significant variation in efficiency across colleges, with only part of this variation explained by exogenous differences by state and across student characteristics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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