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ERIC Number: ED283454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Higher Education Finance Trends, 1970-71 to 1983-84. OERI Bulletin.
Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Trends on sources of funds and expenditures for U.S. colleges is presented for 1970-1984, based on the Higher Education General Information Survey. Trends in sources of funds for public colleges include: the proportion of revenues derived from tuition rose from 13% in 1975-1976 to 14.9% in 1983-1984; between 1977-1978 and 1983-1984, the share received from the federal government fell from 12.8% to 10.5%; the state government share rose from 1975-1976 to 1979-1980, but then fell slightly; the portion of revenues from local governments decreased from 5.6% in 1975-1976 to 3.6% in 1983-1984; and the share from gifts, grants, and contracts rose from 2.3% to 3.0%. Changes in revenue sources for private colleges showed a similar pattern. Data on two-year and four-year colleges are provided for current funds expenditures, current and constant 1983-1984 dollars, and current fund expenditures per student. Expenditures by purpose are also reported for 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, and 1983. The trend data show continuing increases in higher education expenditures; however, after adjusting for increases in student enrollment and inflation, college expenditures per full-time equivalent student rose 2% between 1974 and 1984. (SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
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