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ERIC Number: ED032037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-28
Pages: 57
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Current Operating Costs of Two-Year Colleges in the South.
Scales, Eldridge E.
This analysis of current expenditures of 127 accredited public and private 2-year colleges in 11 southern states is intended to provide data for comparison of expenditures by private and public colleges, to show administrators where spending differs among the colleges, and to provide objective data for them to judge the efficiency of their own schools. It depicts, with tables, current educational outlays: dollar amounts and percentages of educational and general expenditures; administrative and instruction costs; extension, public service, and research expenses; and library and physical plant costs. It also gives administration, instruction, library, and plant costs per full-time-equivalent student. Findings showed that: (1) of nearly $112 million spent by the 127 colleges, 52.9% went for instruction, 20.3% for administration, 6.3% each for libraries and plant, and less than 1% for other items; (2) public colleges spent less (16.4%) than private colleges (33.1%) on administration; (3) public colleges spent 56.4% on instruction, private schools only 33.1%, compared with a suggested norm of 60%; for all schools, expenditure for extension and public services was below 1%; (5) library funds averaged 6.6% for public colleges and 5.4% for private; (6) both public and private colleges spent under 16% on plant operation and maintenance; (7) a wide range of expenditures was shown for all functions per FTE student. Other correlations and comparisons were also made. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, GA. Commission on Colleges.