ERIC Number: ED222145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Information on Higher Education, 1982.
Abel, Robert L., Comp.
Statistical data and narrative descriptions are presented on state appropriations, tuition and fees, faculty compensation, enrollment, and degrees awarded for the 14 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states and Oklahoma. Trends include the following: from 1972 to 1982, appropriations of state tax funds for higher education operating expenses increased 254 percent in the South and 198 percent in the nation; state operational appropriations for higher education, as a percent of state taxes, ranged from 12 to 20 percent in the southern states; almost half of total current funds revenues of public institutions in the SREB states came from state appropriations, while tuition and fees, federal government contracts and grants, and auxiliary enterprises each provided around 11 percent; the rate of expansion of students enrolled in southern institutions of higher education (504 percent) surpassed the 433 percent rate of the United States; enrollment in public institutions accounted for 59 percent of total enrollment nationally and 66 percent in the southern region in 1960; in 1980, the corresponding figures were 78 and 84 percent, respectively, indicating substantial expansion in the public sector; two-year college enrollments in the private sector were about 4 percent higher in the South than in the nation, and the percentage of students attending public two-year institutions was somewhat lower: in 1979-80, women received 50.2 percent of the bachelor's degrees, 21.2 percent of the first professional degrees, 54.8 at the master's level, and 30.2 percent of the doctorates awarded in the SREB states; and the number of first professional degrees awarded in the South increased by 83 percent from 1970-71 to 1979-80. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgets, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment Trends, Expenditures, Fees, Females, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Males, Minority Groups, Private Colleges, Professional Education, Resource Allocation, State Colleges, Teacher Salaries, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: United States (South)
Note: Report prepared for a meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference's Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee (October 1982).