ERIC Number: ED291447
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges, 1986-87.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Comparative financial information for fiscal year 1986-87 is presented in this report, derived from two surveys of 535 public community and junior colleges. Chapter 1 provides guidance on the use of the report to compare institutional statistics with national and peer group medians; points out limitations of the data; and summarizes findings in the areas of expenditures, revenues, service area, and staffing. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 present data on the medians and quartiles for the full sample, offering information on expenditures, revenues, course enrollment distributions, salaries, and student/staff ratios. Chapter 5 contains medians and quartiles for peer groups classified by enrollment size and vocational/technical designation. Report highlights indicate that: (1) 50% of the institutions surveyed spent more than 61% of their operating budgets on instruction, research, public service, and academic support; (2) 50% spent more than 37% of their operating budgets on student services, institutional support, and plant operation and maintenance; (3) 50% spent more than 3% of their operating budget on computer-related expenses; (4) 50% received more than 68% of their revenues from state and local appropriation; and (5) 50% had student-to-faculty ratios for credit instruction of less than 17:1. Appendixes contain information on study methodology, sample surveys, and definitions of terms; a list of participating colleges showing peer group composition for each is also provided. (EJV)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditures, Financial Support, Income, Instructional Student Costs, National Surveys, 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.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1985-86 report, see ED 287 528. Small print in Appendix B may affect legibility.