ERIC Number: ED248810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Financial and Program Comparisons of Missouri Public Four-Year Institutions to Peer Institutions. Master Plan III Assessment. Project Report Number Six.
Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
As part of an evaluation of the Missouri master plan for higher education, data comparing Missouri public four-year institutions with their peer institutions was collected and analyzed. Comparisons were made on the percentage distribution of revenues and expenditures per student over a range of categories. Comparisons were also made on various program characteristics by level and discipline. The distribution of revenues and expenditures of the Missouri institutions over 2 fiscal years was also compared. The peer institutions were selected from a group of peer states. In comparing the Missouri institutions to their peers, it was found that, in general, the peer institutions spent more per student than did the Missouri institutions. While the Missouri institutions tended to spend a larger percentage of their total budgets for instruction, this was compensated for in the majority of the institutions by lower expenditures for research, student aid, and building operation and maintenance. In general, Missouri institutions also awarded a greater percentage of total degrees in the occupational/professional disciplines than did their peers. Missouri institutions had an increase in the percentage of total revenues generated from tuition and fees, and a decrease in revenues from state and federal aid. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Coordinating Board for Higher Education, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Missouri; Peer Institutions; Public Colleges
Note: For related documents, see ED 241 083, HE 017 676-679.