ERIC Number: ED239577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
How States Compare in Financial Support of Public Higher Education, 1983-84. Seventh Edition.
Fiscal year appropriations and supporting data are presented for comparative analysis of state financing of public higher education (defined as all public institutions listed in the "Education Directory, Colleges and Universities" of the National Center for Education Statistics). The report is based on the fall collection of state appropriations reported by M. M. Chambers. It presents a model of state rankings for seven independent factors plus eight derived measurements that together represent the principal state conditions and financial actions underlying and governing appropriation levels. The text explains the design of the model and its use, defines the measurements, and presents a limited macro-analysis. A technical appendix provides greater detail on data definitions; analysis and interpretation of the data is the responsibility of state and individual users. The seven factors of the model include (1) resident student source, high school graduates; (2) college attendance ratio, (3) system support index, 1981-82; (4) tax capacity, 1982; (5) tax effort, 1982; (6) allocation to public higher education, 1983-84; and (7) tuition factor, 1983-84. Tabular data are presented independently by state in rank order for fiscal year 1984, collectively by state in alphabetical order, and by state historically (1978-1984). (LB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Local Government, Models, Public Education, Resource Allocation, School Taxes, State Aid, State Colleges, State Government, State Universities, Tax Allocation
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.