ERIC Number: ED365236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Finance Issues: Briefing Paper.
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
This document provides a review of the major trends affecting the financing of public higher education in the state of Washington and establishes a set of general principles that can be used in evaluating specific proposals potentially under consideration in the 1992 legislative session. Reported trends include findings that: (1) state support for higher education has declined relative to the total state budget and to other state functions; (2) state support per full-time equivalent student has increased over the past decade; (3) the costs of attending public institutions of higher education have increased continuously over the past 10 years; (4) resident undergraduate tuition and fee charges lag peer group averages in 1991-92 academic year; (5) since 1975-76, the number of needy students has increased both numerically and as a percentage of the total; and (6) the state is educating a smaller percentage of the adult population in 1991 than it did in 1981. An appendix provides statistical data on the relationship of Washington tuition and fee rates to peer groups for the 1991-92 academic year. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Note: For related documents, see HE 027 027-033.