Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Spring 2010


Timothy Anderson

Course Title

Research Methods in Engineering Management

Course Number

EMGT 565


State universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Finance, State universities and colleges -- Oregon -- Economic aspects, Portland State University -- Finance -- Analysis


The economical support given to many state educational institutions has been degrading over the years in the form of lower funding and support. There are many universities where the lack of funding is requiring increase tuition cost and lower quality services for students, faculty and staff so some universities and higher learning institutes are searching for more sound economical models such as restructuring into private or semi-public institutions. In this paper we establish a relative efficiency index indicator for any university using DEA model and then compare private, public, and semi-public universities to determine if one type is better than the other in relation to this efficiency index.


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