ERIC Number: ED329196
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Expenditure Growth in Higher Education: 1975-1986.
Policy Perspectives, v3 n2 p9B-19B Feb 1991
Data documenting the growth in expenditures among seven types of higher education institutions between 1975 and 1986 are presented, based on information from 152 institutions in the Higher Education General Information Survey reports. The analysis tracks the expenditure growth in administrative and academic functions across the range of 4-year baccalaureate colleges and universities. Specifically, data are presented for: annual percentage increases in core functions by institutional sector; annual percentage increases in core functions by full-time equivalent enrollment; comparison of annual percentage increases in academic and administrative functions; and annual percentage increases by expenditure category for the private college sector, research university sector, and public comprehensive sector. The data show that expenditure growth rates were highest among the major private research universities and higher-priced private colleges, though even lower-priced private colleges and state colleges and universities experienced significant expenditure growth. Most institutional sectors experienced a greater increase in administrative expenditures than academic expenditures. (JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pew Higher Education Research Program, Philadelphia, PA.