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ERIC Number: EJ944330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
Predictive Modeling: Linking Enrollment and Budgeting
Trusheim, Dale; Rylee, Carol
Planning for Higher Education, v40 n1 p12-21 Oct-Dec 2011
The hard choices that must be made to balance budgets at higher education institutions can be painful and have dramatic consequences that may linger for years. If enrollment projections and therefore tuition income/budgeting projections for future years are inaccurate, then the result may be unnecessary or insufficient budget reductions, both of which can be problematic and contribute to financial instability. This article addresses the need to link budgeting and planning by describing an innovative solution for developing enrollment projections created through a partnership between the Office of Institutional Research and the Budget Office at the University of Delaware. Planning for an uncertain future in the face of challenging economic conditions continues to be a priority for higher education administration. The purpose of this article is to document an accurate, simple, and effective enrollment forecast model. The authors also illustrate how the Budget Office uses these data in budget formation. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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