ERIC Number: ED206217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
1978-79 Unit Expenditures Study.
Fischer, Norman M.; Jons, Tom
The study analyzes (1) expenditure patterns that relate costs per full-time equivalent student to faculty salaries and benefits, direct instructional support costs and indirect of overhead support costs; (2) overall student/faculty ratios, and (3) average salaries and benefits for three categories of faculty (full-time, part-time, and graduate assistants). Separate sections analyze the departmental administration and health science areas, compare the 1976-77 results to 1978-79, and examine faculty resource allocations as well as research and public service expenditures. In most instances the results are displayed by course level (lower division, upper division, etc.) and institutional type (doctoral and regional universities, The Evergreen State College, and community colleges). The community college data are displayed by academic and vocational categories. Direct instructional costs per FTE student are determined by adding faculty salaries and benefits and direct support cost per FTE student. Total instructional and related costs are the sum of the direct instructional and the indirect or overhead costs per FTE student. Among the findings is that support costs for the vocational programs at the community colleges and the upper division and graduate programs at the regional and doctoral universities are somewhat higher than the lower division academic average costs for direct support. The methodology used to relate student tuition and operating fee levels to the total instructional and related costs is described. Appendices provide data for each individual community college, student credit hour and faculty FTE information by level and discipline, and an outline of the step-by-step process used to allocate indirect costs. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Community Colleges, Expenditure per Student, Fringe Benefits, Full Time Faculty, Higher Education, Instructional Student Costs, Operating Expenses, Part Time Faculty, Research, State Colleges, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Teacher Ratio, Teacher Salaries, Teaching Assistants, Trend Analysis, Unit Costs, Universities, Vocational Education
Council for Postsecondary Education, 908 East Fifth Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Council for Postsecondary Education, Olympia.