ERIC Number: ED393491
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Virginia Community College System Presidential Salary Study, April 1, 1996.
Ernst, Richard J.
In April 1996, the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) conducted a study to compare salaries for VCCS presidents to those for presidents of similar institutions across the nation. Data were obtained from a 1995-96 Administrative Compensation Survey conducted by the College and University Personnel Association (CUPA), a separate questionnaire sent to five state systems determined to be similar to the VCCS, and the 1996 salary scale and salaries of VCCS presidents. An analysis of the data found that for colleges enrolling 2,499 or less or from 5,000 to 9,999 students, VCCS presidential median salaries were lower than the national median salaries found in the CUPA survey, while for institutions enrolling 2,500 to 4,999 or 10,000 or more, VCCS salaries were higher. Similar results were achieved in the survey of similar state systems. With respect to salary schedules, both the CUPA and the state surveys revealed that the VCCS salary scale was lower than the interquintile ranges (i.e., the middle 60% of the reported salaries) in all enrollment categories. The study concluded that VCCS salaries have not kept pace with salaries nationally or in states with systems similar to the VCCS and may not be competitive in attracting or maintaining quality administrators. Appendixes provide extensive data tables from the CUPA and state system studies. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Annandale.
Identifiers: Virginia Community College System