ERIC Number: ED365234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Financial Support of Higher Education, 1990-91. A National Comparison.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This report supplies information on Washington State's ranking, compared to national data, concerning measures of aggregate state support for higher education during 1990-91. It provides data on enrollments as a percentage of population for both two- and four-year institutions, as well as the factors affecting state and local support of public higher education. Data tables present a series of measures and rankings using 1990-91 state and local appropriations, fall 1990 enrollment data, 1990-91 estimated net collections from general tuition and fees, Bureau of the Census population data, and 1990 per capita personal income. The report reveals that Washington's higher education tax appropriations either held constant or increased slightly for the period of the 1980's. Enrollments held constant in public institutions due to enrollment ceilings which maintained the level of appropriations per full-time equivalent student. In 1986-87 and 1987-88, Washington's rankings declined in many of the measures largely due to the state's population increase. Since 1988-89, reports indicate an improved ranking for Washington in appropriation per student while measures of participation rates have indicated a decrease in ranking or little or no change. This is largely due to a state population increase that has out-paced or equalled modest enrollment increases. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.