ERIC Number: ED350913
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Financial Position of Universities in Ontario: 1992.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Research Div.
This paper examines the financial status of public universities in Ontario, Canada, and makes the argument that they are under-funded by the Ontario government. An opening section notes the recent announcement by the government of funding levels for 1992-93, 1993-94, and 1994-95 which are below the projected rate of inflation and suggests that this under-funding is a continuation and worsening of a pattern of under-funding which began in the 1970s. Following sections examine specific issues in detail including the economic value of Ontario universities to the economy as a whole; comparison of support for universities with funding for other government supported agencies; comparisons with other provinces and with support for education in the United States; and an examination of the impact of the funding cuts on university income and expenditures. The bulk of the document contains 22 figures and 29 tables illustrating the argument advanced in the analysis. An appendix contains an update of the Ontario University Non-Salary Price Index. (JB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Costs, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Federal Aid, Financial Needs, Financial Policy, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, State Universities, Tax Allocation, Universities
Council of Ontario Universities, 444 Yonge Street, Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H4, Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto. Research Div.