ERIC Number: ED180533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Financial Survival of C.C.B.
Campbell, William E.; Dogoloff, Sylvan A.
Though the budget of the Community College of Baltimore (CCB) increased 488% from 1967 to 1979, CCB expenditures and tuition rates show a marked decline when adjusted for inflation through the use of the Higher Education Price Index. While CCB expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) student rose from $1,080 in 1967 to a projected $1,896 in 1980, real dollar figures (base year 1967) show that expenditures per FTE student actually declined 23%. And though tuition rates during the same time period rose 92% for full-time students and 80% for part-time students, real dollar tuition rates dropped 16% and 21% respectively. To maintain educational quality despite inflation, CCB has assigned additional duties to its non-instructional professional staff and increased the use of part-time instructors. Though this has increased the full-time faculty to student ratio, the college has been able to maintain its FTE student to FTE faculty ratio at approximately 22 to 1. However, more real dollars per FTE student are required, and legislation providing greater state expenditures is desirable. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baltimore Community Coll., MD.