ERIC Number: ED331548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Community College Financing 1990: Challenges for a New Decade.
Honeyman, David S.; And Others
Drawing from a national survey of state-level community college financial policies and procedures, this report reviews trends in financial support, community college expenditures, tuition, and financial aid. Introductory material examines the relationship among enrollment, tuition, and financial aid. Based on data from 37 states, part I focuses on community college funding indicating an increase in overall levels of support. Data are provided on sources of operating funds by percentage of total funds available, state appropriations for all education, sources of state funds for general operating expenditures; funds allocated on the basis of program costs; reported changes in support mechanisms since fiscal year 1986; sources of funding for non-credit programs; funding for operations by means other than enrollment calculations; percentage of total state funds in support of categorical programs; sources of funds for capital outlay; and sources of local tax revenue in support of community colleges. Part II contains data on mean expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) student, including comparable data for 1985. This section also provides information on full-time and part-time headcount enrollments, as well as annual FTE student enrollment figures. States are listed in rank order by expenditure per FTE. Part III offers additional information on the financial support of community colleges, pointing to tuition and fee increases by state and changes in student financial aid. This section concludes with survey responses regarding the most critical problems facing community colleges. The questionnaire and a list of respondents are included. (JMC)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Budgeting, Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Costs, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Federal Aid, Fees, Financial Policy, Financial Support, National Surveys, Public Colleges, State Aid, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Statistical Analysis, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Tuition, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 410, Washington, DC 20036 ($18.00; $15.00, AACJC members).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Inst. of Higher Education.; American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Note: For the previous document in this series, see ED 292 533.