ERIC Number: ED400746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
State Profiles: Financing Public Higher Education. 1996 Rankings. 19th Edition.
This annual report presents comparative trend data covering enrollment, appropriations, tuition, and other factors for fiscal year 1996 for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. A 12-element data set covers all aspects of state education financing: accessibility and attractiveness; tax utilization; legislative budgeting; role of tuition; and relative effort of government versus families in paying for higher education. Chapter 1 explains purpose of the report and how the contents are organized. It also briefly describes the model used for interstate comparisons and discusses data accuracy and comparability. Chapter 2 presents the model for interstate comparative analyses of public higher education financing and a master table of ranked data. Chapter 3 argues that trends in public policy are better indicators of the true state of education financing than current performance rankings. There are three appendixes: the first provides basic data descriptions and reporting instructions of interest to financial officers and researchers; the second includes additional state information provided by the State Higher Education Finance Officers; and the third is a directory of state higher education finance officers. (Contains 62 references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Financial Contribution, Paying for College, Public Education, Public Policy, State Aid, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Financial Aid, Tax Effort, Trend Analysis, Tuition
Research Associates of Washington, 2605 Klingle Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008 ($40 for academic and state organizations, $60 for others); also on 3.5 diskette in Excel software.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research Associates of Washington, DC.