ERIC Number: ED252247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Financing Community Colleges--The Several Ways.
Stumph, Wayne J.
An overview and analysis of state funding for community colleges is provided in this paper. After noting the inadequacy of state financial support for community colleges and the inconsistency of funding methods, the paper identifies states with large community college systems and states with few community college districts relative to their size. Next, brief descriptions are provided of the funding formulas for state support operating in California, North Carolina, Alabama, Illinois, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Texas, and Washington. The next section of the paper discusses the benefits of certain features of state funding formulas, i.e., full-time equivalent faculty formula factors, formulas that provide extra amounts for new colleges and small institutions, variable formula factors, and multi-factor formulas. Following this the paper looks at some of the negative consequences of particular state financing practices, including per credit hour allocation, appropriations made late in the fiscal year, enrollment ceilings, state-determined tuition rates, and contact hour formulas. Finally, ways of improving state financing are suggested. (LAL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Meeting of the Association of School Business Officers (Atlantic City, NJ, October, 1984).