ERIC Number: ED316293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges 1988-89.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Comparative financial information, derived from two national surveys of 544 public community and junior colleges, is presented in this report for fiscal year 1988-89. 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 544 colleges, offering information on expenditures by major and detailed categories, computer-related expenditures, revenues, course enrollment distributions, salaries, and student/staff ratios. Chapter 3 also includes 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 budget on instruction, research, public service, and academic support; (2) spent more than 37% of their operating budget on student services, institutional support, and plant operation and maintenance; (3) spent more than 3% of their operating budget on computer-related expenditures and 3% on utilities; (4) received more than 66% of their revenues from state and local appropriations; (5) enrolled more than one in every 18 people for credit or noncredit coursework during the year; (6) had student-to-faculty ratios for credit instruction of less than 17:1; and (7) spent more than 58% of total current fund expenditures on current fund salaries and wages. Four appendixes, providing an explanation of methodology, sample surveys, a definition of terms, and a list of participating colleges and peer group composition, are attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditures, Financial Support, Instructional Student Costs, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Personnel, School Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Student Ratio, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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.