ERIC Number: ED381081
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
SREB Fact Book on Higher Education, 1994/1995.
Marks, Joseph L.
This publication provides comparative national and regional data highlighting significant trends affecting colleges and universities in each of the 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states. Using data from SREB's databases, the book contains detailed national and state profiles on the population, elementary and secondary education, government revenues and expenditures, college enrollments, student characteristics, degrees granted, tuition and fees, student financial aid, faculty and administrator revenues and expenditures, and college and university revenues and expenditures. It also contains data on employment trends, state general fund and other "earmarked" appropriations for education, the educational attainment of the adult population, and the migration of first-time freshmen. The distribution of revenues and expenditures for public four-year colleges and universities and public two-year colleges are shown separately. Highlights of the data note the following: (1) states are investing less of their public budgets in higher education than 10 years earlier, even though nearly one million more students are attending college; (2) students and families are paying more for college; (3) salaries of four-year college and university faculty have lost ground to inflation over the past 20 years; (4) educational attainment in SREB states, though improved, is below the national average; and (5) SREB states still fall short of national average per capita income despite significant gains. Includes an index. (JB)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Demography, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Expenditures, Higher Education, Income, Profiles, Public Colleges, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Financial Aid, Teacher Salaries, Trend Analysis, Tuition
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 Tenth St., N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5790 ($15).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.