ERIC Number: ED223148
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Interprovincial Comparisons of University Financing. Fourth Report of the Tripartite Committee on Interprovincial Comparisons.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Council on University Affairs, Toronto.
Eight indicators used to make interprovincial comparisons of university financing in Canada are outlined and the values of these indicators are presented for 1974-1975 to 1980-1981. The Tripartite Committee on Interprovincial Comparisons has directed attention to how much financial support is provided to universities, how university financing fits into the government's priorities, and the proportion of provincial resources that is directed toward university financing. The eight indicators selected as most useful in addressing these concerns are as follows: provincial operating grants per student and per capita, provincial operating grants plus student aid per capita, provincial operating grants plus fees per student, total operating income per student, provincial operating grants plus student aid as a percentage of provincial gross (government) expenditure, provincial operating grants per $1,000 of provincial personal income, and total university operating expenditure as a percentage of provincial gross domestic product. A major obstacle considered included the different structures of postsecondary education existing in the provinces. Another is inconsistencies that can arise in interprovincial comparisons because of particular data definitions used in different jurisdictions. The Committee has attempted to overcome many of these discrepancies through the set of guidelines and definitions which are appended. These pertain to provincial operating grants and student aid, fees, total operating income and expenditures, enrollment, provincial gross domestic product, personal income, population, and gross general (government) expenditures. Financial and enrollment data are presented for the 10 provinces, including college transfer statistics for British Columbia. (SW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Glossaries, Government School Relationship, Guidelines, Higher Education, Income, Operating Expenses, State Aid, Student Financial Aid
Ontario Council on University Affairs, 7th Floor, 700 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2T8 Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Council on University Affairs, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada