ERIC Number: ED180417
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Financing in the Fifty States. Interstate Comparisons, Fiscal Year 1976. Review Edition.
McCoy, Marilyn; Halstead, D. Kent
A profile of enrollment and fiscal trends in the U.S. for fiscal year (FY) 1976 is provided. An introductory chapter details the rationale for the study, the design, and an analysis of the data. The second chapter cites general trends among the states, giving state rankings. In the third chapter state-by-state reports are provided in three parts--a commentary of major aspects of the state's higher education financing profile, a trend analysis of state and local appropriations to higher education, and a financing diagram showing the status of the state and local higher education funding for FY1976. Among general findings were that the 50 states appropriated 13.4 percent more dollars in FY1976 than FY1975 to match an 11.5 percent increase in enrollment, but that after adjusting for inflation there was a net loss of 4.6 percent in the purchasing power per student. Other findings showed that all but five states increased appropriations and that public enrollment increased in all states but Alaska. Data notes and sources, important data cautions, and a description of the institution classification system, as well as supplementary data about the states and a limited analysis of state and local appropriations for FY1978 are appended. (PHR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, State Aid, Statistical Analysis, Tax Allocation, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
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