ERIC Number: EJ719981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 15
Demand Characteristics of Post-Secondary Education: Evidence from Grande Prairie Regional College Case Study
Comeau, Ken J.; Belassi, Walid; Musila, Jacob
Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, v12 n1 p45-54 Fall 2004
Post secondary enrolment demand has received increasing attention over the last few decades as numerous studies have attempted to provide accurate explanatory models for strategic enrolment management purposes. However, these studies typically make the assumption that enrolment is a homogeneous commodity where the demand within a post-secondary institution is narrowly defined by a single set of explanatory variables. This study presents evidence that enrolment demand characteristics within any specific institution are not homogeneous in nature. Therefore, components of enrolment management should be decentralized to the various enrolment categories within the institution. Support for this hypothesis can be demonstrated by the influence of different independent variables on first-year, full load equivalent enrolment trends for multiple degree levels within Grande Prairie Regional College for the period 1987 to 2000.
Descriptors: Enrollment Trends, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Influences, Postsecondary Education, Community Colleges, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Institutional Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada