Institutional cost-effectiveness of daughters of charity tertiary schools in the Philippines

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Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management

Subject Categories

Educational Leadership


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management

Thesis Adviser

Revelino Garcia

Defense Panel Chair

Oscar O. Bautista

Defense Panel Member

Dolly Mibolos
Isaias Banaag
Flordeliza C. Reyes
Adelaida L. Bago


This study determines the institutional cost-effectiveness of the Daughters of Charity (DC) tertiary education in the Philippines from school year 1991-1992 to school year 1996-1997 involving the six DC tertiary schools.The areas investigated were finance and institutional education costs cost of education and the school's level of educational performance. This study adopted an eclectic framework drawn from the conceptual models of Garcia (1966), Borromeo (1995), Wuebker-Battershell (1993), Tsang (1987), and Levin (1983).It used the descriptive-historical research design in the investigation and analysis of the individual and institutional cost-effectiveness of the schools concerned. Data were primarily sourced from audited financial statements, budget performance reports, other archival records and extant documents, school's Manual, BOT minutes of meeting, and the President's annual reports. Other data were gathered through use of survey questionnaires, personal interviews and on-site verification. Interviewed were the college presidents, finance officers, registrars, and as the need arises, some academic chairs and deans.The study employed the following statistical measures: means and percentages, linear regression and multiple correlation through the use of computer-assisted softwares such as Lotus 123, Excel, and SPSS.

The following major conclusions were drawn: singly and collectively, the DC schools are highly dependent on tuition fees for their operational funds. Cost per unit is higher than tuition fee per unit charged which indicates that used cost is higher than the generated educational revenue. In terms of efficient allocation of cost vis-a-vis cost effectiveness, accountancy takes the lead as not cost-effective. Taken singly, College A performance in Teacher Education, Nursing and Social Work is significantly higher than the national performance. College B has high performance level of education delivery in Teacher Education but low in accountancy. College C has high level of performance in the fields of Teacher Education and Nursing. College D has high performance level in Teacher Education but low in Social Work performance. College E maintained a significantly high level of performance in the fields of Teacher Education, Social Work and Nursing compared to the national performance. College F performance in Teacher Education is above the national performance. As a system of schools, the DC tertiary education delivery demonstrates a highly significant level of performance in Professional Board Examination in the fields of Teacher Education, Nursing and Social Work than the national performance. Its performance in the field of Accountancy is lower than the national performance.

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Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

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465 leaves ; Computer print-out


Cost effectiveness; Value analysis (Cost control); Universities and colleges--Finance

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