ERIC Number: ED342354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Report of the States: 1992 Annual Budget and Fiscal Survey of the AASCU Council of State Representatives.
Sweeney, Robert M.
This report examines states' appropriations to institutions of higher education, and reveals that there had been an aggregate reduction in state dollar support for higher education spending as the 1992 fiscal year began, with some respondents reporting reductions from the previous year's rate. It is noted that a deteriorating economy has resulted in reduced access to higher education due to reductions in state funding, reductions in federal student financial assistance, continuing rises in tuitions, and capping of enrollments by a number of public institutions. Twenty-one tables of data (comprising over 85 percent of the report) are provided and findings include the following: (1) 19 states reported suffering a mid-year higher education budget cut in fiscal year (FY) 1992, and the average cut was 4.16 percent; (2) 5 of the 19 states that had suffered mid-year cuts anticipate further cuts; (3) of the states that had not suffered cuts, 9 expect cuts to occur during the remainder of FY92; (4) 18 states received increases that would equal or exceed the inflation rate, while 31 systems in 30 states did not; and (5) of the 31 respondents who reported an increase below the inflation rate, 14 suffered a nominal reduction compared to FY91. An appendix contains the survey instrument used to collect data for this report. (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Budgets, Economic Impact, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Financial Exigency, Financial Needs, Fiscal Capacity, Higher Education, Public Schools, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Surveys
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Office of Publications, One Dupont Circle, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036-1192 ($16.00; $6.00 for state agencies and member institutions).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.