ERIC Number: ED304189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges, 1987-88.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Comparative financial information, derived from two national surveys of 559 public community and junior colleges, is presented in this report for fiscal year 1987-88. Chapter 1 provides guidance on the use of the report to compare institutional statistics with national and peer group norms and points out the limitations of the data. Chapter 2 summarizes findings in the areas of expenditures, revenues, service area, and staffing. Chapters 3 and 4 present data on the medians and quartiles for the full sample of 559 colleges, offering information on expenditures by major and detailed categories, computer-related expenditures, revenues, course enrollment distributions, salaries, and student/staff ratios. These chapters also include worksheets to facilitate comparative analyses. Chapter 5 contains medians and quartiles for college peer groups classified by enrollment size and vocational/technical designation. Report highlights indicate that 50% of the institutions surveyed: (1) spent more than 61% of their operating budgets on instruction, research, public service, and academic support; (2) spent more than 37% of their operating budgets on student services, institutional support, and plant operation and maintenance; (3) received more than 68% of their revenues from state and local appropriations; and (4) spent more than 57% of total current fund expenditures on current fund salaries and wages. Appendixes include a description of the research method, sample surveys, definitions of terms, and a list of participating colleges and peer groups. (AJL)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditures, Financial Support, 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, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: For a previous report in this series, see ED 291 447.