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ERIC Number: ED271149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges, 1984-85: An Experimental Study of 545 Institutions.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Drawing from two surveys of 545 public community and junior colleges from across the country, this report presents comparative financial statistics for fiscal year (FY) 1984-85. 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 displays medians for the full sample of 545 colleges in the categories of expenditures and revenues, course enrollment distributions, salaries, and student/staff ratios, chapter 3 presents quartile statistics for the sample in the same categories. Chapter 4 provides medians and quartiles for institutional peer groups classified by enrollment size and vocational/technical designation. Report highlights indicate that: (1) the median college in the sample spent $4,000 per credit full-time equivalent (FTE) student in FY 1985, an increase of 58% over FY 1979; (2) total revenues per credit FTE student increased by 56%, from $2,635 in FY 1979 to $4,115 in FY 1985; (3) academic expenditures accounted for approximately 60% of the budget from year to year at the median institution; and (4) students paid $728 in tuition and fees at the median college, accounting for 17% of revenues. Appendices contain information on study methodology, participating colleges, and peer group composition; sample surveys; and definitions of terms. (HB)
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178 ($25.00--NACUBO members, $30.00--non-members).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; Center for Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.