ERIC Number: ED330403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Community and Junior Colleges 1989-90.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Cirino, Anna Marie
Comparative financial information, derived from two national surveys of 531 public community and junior colleges, is presented in this report for fiscal year 1989-90. Chapter 1 provides guidance on using the report to compare institutional statistics with national and peer group norms, and discusses 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 531 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 five college peer groups classified by enrollment size and vocational/technical designation. Report findings include the following: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1989 and FY90, per-student appropriations decreased by 1.5%, from $2,863 to $2,821; (2) academic expenditures increased by 1%, from $2,480 in FY89 to $2,504 in FY90, while administrative expenditures dropped by almost 3%; (3) the median college spent $5,129 per credit full-time equivalent student in FY90, an increase of 103% from the previous year; (4) for FY90, academic expenditures accounted for approximately 60% of the colleges' budgets; and (5) in FY90, student services accounted for 9% of expenditures at the median college, while less than 2% of resources were dedicated to scholarships. A description of the study methodology, sample surveys, and a list of participating colleges and the peer group composition, are appended. (JMC)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Financial Support, Instructional Student Costs, National Norms, National Surveys, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Personnel, School Statistics, State Norms, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Student Ratio, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Two Year Colleges, Worksheets
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.
Note: For the 1988-89 report, see ED 316 293.