A decision support system for college selection

  • Wu C
  • Irazusta F
  • Lancaster J
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Abstract

In this changing society the importance of higher education is increasing more than ever before. The selection of an appropriate university or college is of vital importance to the student for acquisition of proper educational experience. There are thousands of universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. The information available to students about each college is plentiful but is rather tedious to be obtained. The decision process of college selection is further complicated by many factors such as tuition, location, rank, size of the universities, and so forth. These factors play an important role in the final selection of a college. Therefore, a computer-based decision support system is developed in this paper to help users make better decisions in the selection of a college. This college selection decision support system is designed to be menu-driven and highly user-friendly with a "Help" utility. Many "what-if" scenarios are also available in this system. It can be run on any IBM XT/AT or compatible machines with a DOS environment. It will allow users to make better decisions in their college selection process. © 1992.

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  • Chao Yen Wu

  • Francisco Irazusta

  • James T. Lancaster

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