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ERIC Number: ED244689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges, 1981-82: An Experimental Study of 442 Institutions.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Drawing from two surveys of 442 public community and junior colleges from across the country, this report presents comparative financial statistics for 1981-82. Chapter 1 provides information on the use of the report in comparing institutional statistics with national and peer group medians; points out limitations of the data; and offers a summary of findings in the areas of expenditures, revenues, service area, and staffing. After chapter 2 provides median figures in the categories of expenditures and revenues, course enrollment distributions, and staff/student ratios for the full sample of 442 colleges, chapter 3 presents quartile statistics for the sample in the same categories. Chapter 4 presents medians and quartiles for institutional peer groups classified by enrollment size and vocational/technical designation. Chapter 5 contains scattergrams designed to illustrate relationships among budgetary, enrollment, and market variables. Report highlights indicate that half of the institutions surveyed: (1) spent more than 61% of their budget on instruction, public service, research, and academic support; (2) enrolled more than 1 in every 19 people in their service area; (3) spent more than 4% of their operating budget on utilities; and (4) had student/faculty ratios for credit instruction of less than 19 to 1. Appendices contain information on study methodology, participating colleges, and peer group composition; sample surveys; and definitions of terms. (HB)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditures, Financial Support, Income, Instructional Student Costs, National Surveys, Noninstructional Student Costs, School Personnel, School Statistics, Student Teacher Ratio, Two Year Colleges
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178 ($25.00--members, $30.00--non-members)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: For related document, see JC 840 283.