ERIC Number: ED235858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Funding to Meet the Need for Community College Education in Baltimore City.
Tschechtelin, James D.
A study of community college funding in Maryland found that the Community College of Baltimore (CCB) faces unique educational circumstances warranting additional state aid. These circumstances largely result from the special needs of Baltimore City, which has a disproportionate concentration of the state's poor and dependent citizens, the greatest noneducational demands on its limited resources, the highest real property tax in the state, the least ability to increase local revenues, a historic lack of adequate resources for elementary and secondary education, an intense need for remedial training, and a growing demand for educational services. Low family incomes, high unemployment, and low student attendance and promotion rates in Baltimore have special consequences for CCB. Compared to similar colleges, CCB has: (1) the highest proportion of remedial students; (2) massive requirements for student financial aid administration; and (3) the lowest level of funding for current operations. Many challenges faced by CCB can be accounted for by the heavy population density of Baltimore. The State Board for Community Colleges therefore recommends that the state provide an additional $150 per full-time equivalent student to the CCB and any community college in an area with a population density of more than 8,000 per square mile. Data tables contrasting Baltimore with other political subdivisions in Maryland and comparing CCB with other Maryland community colleges are included. (HB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Equalization Aid, Financial Problems, Institutional Characteristics, Population Distribution, State Aid, State Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Demography, Urban Population, Urban Problems, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers: Community College of Baltimore MD; Maryland (Baltimore)