ERIC Number: ED343530
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriations: State Tax Funds for Operating Expenses of Higher Education 1988-1989.
Hines, Edward R.
This report presents an overview and a preliminary analysis of the legislative decisions made during 1988 for the 1989 fiscal year on state tax appropriations for higher education in the 50 states. The data are aggregated from GRAPEVINE, a monthly research report of state tax appropriations for operating expenses of higher education. Following an introduction and retrospective of 1989, an overview of higher education appropriations discusses nationwide gains, 2-year gains among the states and "megastates," i.e., states with large, expensive higher education systems that appropriate more than one billion dollars a year for those systems. Other sections discuss the data by region and analyze trends in state higher education support. At the end of the discussion portion of the report a section called "What the Figures Are Intended to Mean" provides a framework for the collection and presentation of data. The bulk of the publication consists of tables of data for each state. In the main, each table presents appropriations to individual higher education institutions including funds for scholarships and sums destined for higher education but appropriated to some other state agency for miscellaneous types of support to institutions or to students. For each table there is not only a column for 1989 but also a column of data for the previous fiscal year which incorporates all revisions provided by the state. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, Scholarship Funds, State Agencies, State Aid, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Programs, State Universities, Student Loan Programs
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, One Dupont Circle, Suite 710, Washington, DC 20036. Microcomputer disks of the appropriations data are available from the Center for Higher Education, 331 DeGamo Hall, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761 ($25.00; prepayment preferred).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; Illinois State Univ., Normal. Center for Higher Education.
Note: For related documents, see HE 025 398-401.