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ERIC Number: ED246809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
State Reporting Practices and the Quality of HEGIS Finance Data. Working Paper Series.
Ryland, Jane N.
State practices affecting the reporting of Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) data were surveyed. Although all but three states coordinated the HEGIS collection and reporting effort for at least some group of institutions in the state, the survey revealed a relatively weak state role in editing the data collected from the institutions, and only moderate use of the data. Sixty percent of the 45 respondents to the state survey (27 states) indicated some use of the HEGIS finance data, but many of these indicated that the uses were quite limited. The inconsistency of the universe of institutions reporting in HEGIS from state to state was revealed. In addition, states varied significantly in strategies for providing student assistance. Variations occurred in the manner of state funding and in the reporting practices associated with central boards, offices, and commissions. Concerns regarding central support services, debt service, and capital acquisition financing were also addressed. Data are provided on direct student aid provided by states for 1977-1978 and 1978-1979. Data not included in HEGIS reports are also presented regarding debt service, as well as expenditures and enrollments for public postsecondary vocational-technical institutes. (SW)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Databases, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Information Sources, Information Utilization, National Surveys, Recordkeeping, Reliability, Reports, Research Problems, State Action, State Government, Student Financial Aid, User Satisfaction (Information), Validity
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: HEGIS Data Quality Project; Higher Education General Information Survey
Note: Report presented as part of the HEGIS Data Quality Project. For related documents, see HE 015 555-558.