Capital Improvement Connection to Student Cost at The Ohio State University Columbus Campus
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Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. John Glenn School of Public Affairs Undergraduate Research Theses; 2014
Abstract. Capital Improvement Connection to Student Cost at The Ohio State University Columbus Campus. Taylor Stepp. Capital improvement expenditures at The Ohio State University have increased greatly over the last four years due to a $2.4 billion capital plan. This paper asks the question; what is the relationship between capital improvements on the Columbus Campus of The Ohio State University and student cost? Using Ohio State University budgets from 1983-2013 it was found that the correlation between capital improvement expenditures and student cost was not statistically significant. There were strong correlation between university expenditures, enrollment and student cost. The results have lead to policy recommendations that not only seek to minimize student debt, but also to invest in the core of the academic mission of the university and provide fiscal stewardship of the university.
Academic Major: Public Affairs