ERIC Number: ED192637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
State Budgeting for Higher Education: Trends in State Revenue Appropriations from 1968 to 1977.
Ruyle, Janet H.; Glenny, Lyman A.
Results of a ten-year review of state appropriations for higher education in the states are presented. Findings reveal a wide range of differences among the regions of the nation and among the individual states. The share of education appropriations received by higher education institutions has grown considerably, with the greatest rate of growth occurring in the private sector. Appropriations for student aid in higher education has also increased considerably from 1968 to 1977. The division of the share within the public sector has shifted toward a larger percentage appropriated directly to the community colleges, and a smaller percentage appropriated to the advanced graduate and research universities. While higher education has increased its share of the education appropriations, its share of state general revenue dropped slightly. Overall, state governments in the aggregate kept pace in funding the increases in full-time-equivalent enrollment although the percentage change was small. Projections for future public support of higher education are included. Data on state general revenues are reported by region and by state. State appropriations information include funds to public elementary and secondary education, and appropriations to various sectors in higher education. Information is presented on appropriations adjusted for inflation, the private sector, and appropriations by enrollments. Appended material includes survey instruments and an analysis of issues in requesting information and using the data. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Higher Education, National Surveys, Private Colleges, Regional Characteristics, State Aid, State Colleges, Statistical Data, Tax Allocation, Trend Analysis
Center for Studies in Higher Education, South Hall Annex, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Center for the Study of Higher Education.
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