ERIC Number: ED238340
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-17
Reference Count: 0
Relationships among State Appropriations, Tuition and Fees, and Enrollment: Paying the Price for Paying the Bills?
Clark, Sheldon B.
The relationships among state appropriations to colleges, tuition and fees, and enrollment were studied at comparable institutions in 15 southern states. The 1982-1983 tuition and fees structures were assessed for institutions belonging to the Southern University Group. Changes in enrollment and tuition at both the graduate and undergraduate levels during the 5-year period from 1978-1979 through 1982-1983 were also evaluated, and comparisons were made using percentages and rank-orderings of percent changes. Findings include the following: for both graduate and undergraduate students, large increases in out-of-state tuition tended to be associated with large decreases in out-of-state enrollment; in-state enrollment was less sensitive to changes in tuition than was out-of-state enrollment; large increases (or decreases) in in-state enrollment was not systematically paired with large increases (or decreases) in out-of-state enrollment. Data are included on 1982-1983 academic year tuitions for resident/nonresident undergraduate, graduate, and law students, along with changes in in-state and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate tuition and enrollment for 1978-1979 and 1982-1983. Data on nonresident surcharges in dollars and as a percentage of the applicable resident fee are also provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Peer Institutions; United States (South)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (12th, Nashville, TN, November 17, 1983).