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Romano, Richard M.; Kirshstein, Rita J.; D'Amico, Mark; Hom, Willard; Van Noy, Michelle – Community College Review, 2019
Objective: In the first study of its kind, the impact of excluding noncredit enrollments in calculations of spending in community colleges is explored. Noncredit enrollments are not reported to Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), but expenditures for these efforts are. This study corrects for this omission and provides new…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Noncredit Courses, Enrollment, Computation
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2012
This study reviews the historical trend of college revenues and expenditures from a national perspective using primarily data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as reported by the Delta Project for the years 1999-2009. Looking at trends related to state and local appropriations, college costs and prices, output, and…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Tuition, Budgets, Educational Policy
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2011
This essay canvasses selected studies undertaken by economists on the community college. Key authors and journals are noted, followed by an examination of what economists contribute to our understanding of the community college in terms of costs, price and financial aid, economic and social benefits, and the institution's role in furthering…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Economics, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
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Romano, Richard M.; Losinger, Regina; Millard, Tim – Community College Review, 2011
Inspired by a white paper produced by the Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability, this study uses different measures of calculating the cost of a college degree at an upstate community college in New York. Departmental cost per credit hour, direct instructional costs, and full costs are all explained. A…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Costs, Case Studies, Student Costs
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Dellow, Donald A.; Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 2002
Discusses how the State University of New York and the U.S. Department of Education (Vocational and Technical Educational Act programs) rely on a first-time, full-time cohort of entering students to measure the performance of community colleges. Reports that the use of this cohort misses roughly two-thirds of the students enrolled in degree…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment
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Romano, Richard M. – Community College Review, 1986
Applies economic theory to questions concerning the public financing of two-year colleges. Highlights two analytical constructs used in recommending educational policy: the principle of externalities and the theory of human capital. Considers the effect of academic/vocational program mix on educational financing and issues of equity and access.…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Economics, Educational Economics