ERIC Number: ED219001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition and Mandatory Charges at Maryland Public Institutions of Higher Education. A Report to the Joint Chairmen of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee and House Appropriations Committee, 1982 Session.
Information on tuition and fee charges at Maryland public colleges and universities since funding year (FY) 1973 and the results of a survey on other states' tuition policies are presented. In addition, current Maryland practice is examined and compared with those other states. In Maryland's public 4-year institutions, tuition and mandatory charges for undergraduate resident students who attend full-time varied by campus, but were highest at the state colleges and universities in FY 1982 in comparison to the research university. Maryland's mandatory charges at state institutions, including community colleges, were consistently greater than the national average and higher than the average of charges of states in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) region. University of Maryland's mandatory charges for full-time undergraduate residents were higher than the charges in the SREB states, about equal to the national average, and lower than the charges at the research universities in the contiguous states. Increases in tuition and mandatory charges since FY 1979 have exceeded the rate of inflation. Twenty-two states have tuition policies that relate tuition to the cost of education, to benchmark or peer institutions or states, or to variables exogenous to higher education, such as the Consumer Price Index or per capita income. All the states have different mandatory charges for resident and nonresident undergraduates. Statistical tables are included along with: the Maryland annotated code on community college tuition, brief descriptions of the tuition policies of each state, and a memorandum by Carol Frances entitled "Tuition Policy Development Process: Ten Key Questions to Answer." (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Economics, Fees, Full Time Students, Higher Education, In State Students, Inflation (Economics), National Norms, Public Policy, State Colleges, State Norms, State Surveys, State Universities, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Undergraduate Students
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland