The inclusion in the calculation of the scale of a certain institution of higher education Si of the entire contingent of students, not just those who study by public order, will fully meet all three requirements for indicators that characterize the effectiveness of HEI activity.
It is also important that the HEI management is thus given a guideline for work, as the calculation of the scale indicator based on the total contingent of applicants will direct their efforts not only to increase the number of students in budget form of education, but also to attract the maximum number of contractors. Increasing the number of applicants studying at the expense of individuals and businesses is, of course, in the interests of the state. In this way, co-financing of higher education is provided.
It is proposed to divide the number of applicants for HEIs, regardless of funding sources, as of October 1 of the previous calendar year, according to official reports, into 5 intervals:
- 1 – 3,000;
- 3,001 – 6,000;
- 6,001 – 10,000;
- 10,001 – 15,000;
- more than 15 thousand people.
The level of scale of a particular institution of higher education Mi is set for the first interval of 0.8, and then, respectively, 1.0; 1.1; 1.2; 1.3.
In Fig. 4.4 shows a diagram of the distribution of HEIs at certain intervals in the number of applicants for higher education.