ERIC Number: ED080077
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Trends in State Funding in Higher Education: A Preliminary Report.
Glenny, Lyman A.; Kidder, James R.
This preliminary report ascertains trends in state funding in higher education based on questionnaire responses of 42 of the 50 states. A more complete analysis is expected to be available at a later date. Initial results indicate (1) total state revenue increased for a 5-year period, 1967-68 through 1971-73, by approximately 67%; (2) appropriation for education at all levels by these states did not rise as rapidly during that same period of time, increasing 59%; (3) education's share of total state revenue dropped from 53 to 51% despite an enrollment increase at the elementary-secondary level of 5%, and approximately a 1/3 increase in institutions of higher education; (4) public institutions increased these appropriations by 83% with an enrollment increase of 40% while the share of total state revenue rose slightly from 14 to 15%; and (5) the private institutions share increased better than 3 times which, when combined with an enrollment increase of less than 10%, resulted in an increase to .63% from .32% their share of total state revenue. (MJM)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Research, Enrollment, Financial Support, Higher Education, Questionnaires, State Aid
Higher Education Services Division, Education Commission of the States, 1860 Lincoln St., Suite 300, Denver, Colo. 80203 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.