ERIC Number: ED271149
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
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)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Financial Support, Income, Instructional Student Costs, National Surveys, Noninstructional Student Costs, School Personnel, School Statistics, Teacher Student Ratio, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
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
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.