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ERIC Number: EJ928234
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Using the Community College to Control College Costs: How Much Cheaper Is It?
Romano, Richard M.; Djajalaksana, Yenni M.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v35 n7 p539-555 2011
Data from NCES indicate that it is two to three times more expensive to educate a student at a public four-year college than at a community college. These figures exaggerate the difference between the two when you calculate the costs of the first two years of education for students working on a bachelor's degree. Using modified Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) data from the recently released Delta Project, this study shows that the cost per full-time equivalent (FTE) and the public subsidy per FTE are lower at public master's level colleges than at the community college. Trend data from 1987-2005 are examined along with appropriate cautions for interpreting the results. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A