ERIC Number: ED238311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
State Support for Higher Education: Current and Constant Dollar Appropriations Viewed in Relation to Personal Income and Per Capita Income.
McCarthy, John R.; And Others
The degree of public support for public higher education as measured in constant and current dollars in 1970 and 1980 is examined. Further analysis is made of the change from 1970 to 1980 according to the ratio of the percentage change in appropriations per student to the percentage change in income per student. Aggregate personal income by state is used as a measure of fiscal capacity--the ability of the state to support higher education. Major data sources are the following publications: "Grapevine,""Survey of Current Business," and the "Statistical Abstract of the United States: 1982-1983." Findings include the following: total state tax appropriations for higher education increased by 52.27 percent in constant dollars from 1970 to 1980; personal income increased by 26.90 percent in constant dollars; and enrollment in public colleges and universities increased by 33.62 percent. Information is provided on state and regional trends in appropriations/income, percent change in full-time students from 1970 to 1980 and percent change in current and constant dollars per full-time student by state; appropriations per full-time equivalent student by region; and public appropriations per full-time student by state. (SW)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Comparative Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Fiscal Capacity, Full Time Equivalency, Full Time Students, Higher Education, Income, Public Education, Regional Characteristics, Resource Allocation, School Taxes, State Aid, State Colleges, State Surveys
Illinois State University, Center for the Study of Educational Finance, 340C DeGarmo Hall, Normal, IL 61761 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for the Study of Educational Finance.