ERIC Number: ED254187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
How States Compare in Financing Higher Education, 1984-85. Eighth Edition.
Fiscal year appropriations and supporting data are presented for comparative analysis of state financing of public higher education. The report is based on the fall collection of state appropriations data 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 are 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, 1981-1982; (4) tax capacity, 1983; (5) tax effort, 1983; (6) allocation to public higher education, 1984-1985; and (7) tuition factor, 1984-1985. Tabular data are presented independently by state in rank order for fiscal year 1985; collectively by state in alphabetical order, fiscal year 1985; and historically by state 1978-1985. (SW)
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
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
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.