ERIC Number: ED174170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Financial Support of Higher Education in Washington, 1978-1979: a National Comparison. Report No. 79-11.
Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.
This report is the seventh in a series of informational reports concerning the State of Washington's relative ranking in the nation in terms of various measures of support and factors that affect support levels. The report provides five national measures and contains brief comparisons with the states of Oregon and California, which have similar patterns, and Pennsylvania, which is generally dissimilar. Washington ranks 41st in combined state and local appropriations per equivalent full-time student and 7th in per capita state and local appropriations for higher education. One of the major reasons for the difference in these ranks is the percentage of the population enrolled in public higher education. Washington for the second year ranks second in the nation in this measure. At the same time, it ranks 40th in the percentage of private enrollment to total student population. Washington also ranks above the national average in appropriations per $1000 of personal income. These patterns of a higher level of access and commitment to public higher education are similar to that of most western states. (Author)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Finance, Enrollment Rate, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Private Colleges, Public Education, Research Reports, State Colleges, State Universities, Statewide Planning, Tax Allocation
Council for Postsecondary Education, 908 E. Fifth Ave., Olympia, WA 98504
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.