Concepts of cost and cost analysis for higher education

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Leadership & Policy
Creator Brinkman, Paul T.
Other Author Allen, Richard H.
Title Concepts of cost and cost analysis for higher education
Date 1986
Description Costing can be a useful planning and management tool. It can provide information relevant to assessing operational efficiency, planning an investment strategy, evaluating comparative performance, or justifying funding requests and prices charged for services (Balderston, 1972), Given the utility of cost data, it is not surprising that virtually every institutional researcher deals with such data at least occasionally. Some may have responsibilities for ongoing, periodic cost analyses. Others may have to contend with ad hoc requests for such analyses. In either case, there is reason to better understand notions of cost and costing. "Cost" Is one of those generic terms familiar to nearly everyone, but it has technical nuances that can escape even those reasonably well acquainted with the field. Those nuances, moreover, are complicated by the involvement of several disciplines and professions.
Type Text
Publisher Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
First Page 1
Last Page 8
Subject Management; Budgeting; Planning
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Brinkman P. T., & Allen R. H. (1986). Concepts of cost and cost analysis for higher education. Air Professional File, 23, 1-8.
Rights Management (c) Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
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