Cost and Financing in Open Schools/Unit 9 - Exercises 9.2 and 9.4
Exercises 9.2 and 9.4
In this case study, delivering the Certificate in Cost Accounting programme through paper-based distance education is considerably more efficient than through traditional, face-to-face classes. As discussed in Unit 2, in most cases where sufficient students register for a particular programme and variable costs are controlled, the average cost per student will be lower for ODL systems than for conventional education. This is a key difference in the cost structure between the two modes of delivery.
|Programme||Delivery Mode||Total Student Enrolments||Total Graduates||Success Rate (percent)||Total Costs (Cdn.$)||Average Costs per Student (Cdn.$)||Average Cost per Graduate (Cdn.$)|
|Cert in Cost Accounting||ODL||131||43||32.8%||34,977||267||813|
|Cert in Cost Accounting||Conventional||954||886||92.9%||712,433||747||804|
|Programme as a Whole||Combined||1,085||929||85.6%||747,410||689||805|