ERIC Number: ED230160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
How States Compare in Financial Support of Higher Education, 1982-83.
Halstead, D. Kent
Fiscal year appropriations for 1982-1983 and supporting data are presented for comparative analysis of state financing of public higher education. M. M. Chamber's annual data on state higher education appropriations are used. The data are based on a model of state rankings for seven independent factors plus eight derived measurements, which together represent the principal state conditions and financial actions underlying and governing appropriation levels. An explanation is presented of the design of the model, measurement definitions, and analysis intended for the state and individual user. A limited macro analysis is also presented. Student load is derived by application of a college attendance ratio to state high school graduates, and enrollments are adjusted by a system cost index. The final output measure is the estimated appropriations and tuition revenues per student adjusted for load. The input factors of tax capacity, high school graduates, college attendance ratio, and system are relatively stable, while tax effort, allocation, and tuition can be altered by legislative action. These measurements are described and reported in five tables: collectively by state in alphabetical order, and independently by state rank order. Basic historical and current year data are also provided. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.