Exercise 9.2 and 9.4: Cost and Financing in Open Schooling/Efficiency and Effectiveness of ODL/ Efficiency

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Introduction | What is the Difference between Efficiency and Effectiveness | Efficiency | Cost-Effectiveness | Cost-Effectiveness of ODL Institutions | Making the Case for ODL

Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness Ratios

A community college in Canada offers its programmes through both conventional, face-to-face classes and paper-based distance education materials. Information for 2004 on total student enrolments, total graduates and total costs for both modes in relation to the Certificate in Cost Accounting programme are given in the table below:

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 34,977
Cert in Cost Accounting Conventional 954 886 712,433
Programme as a Whole Combined 1,085 929 747,410