Planning for Higher Education Journal

Demographic Planning

An Action Approach
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From Volume 3 Number 6 | December 1974
By Harold L. Finch, Joyce Smith

Community colleges, which usually serve a definable regional base, are in a good position to obtain reliable long-term forecasts of future demand. The demographic modelling approach developed at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas, has enabled the college to anticipate changing social patterns and to assist other community institutions in their parallel efforts in planning. The results are reported below by Harold L. Finch, vice president, Johnson County Community College and Joyce Smith, assistant dean, Rockhurst College.

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