ERIC Number: ED401801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
An Overview of Texas Public Higher Education Funding for 1996-1997 Biennium.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This document presents text and graphs to provide a broad overview of financing for public higher education in Texas. Texas public institutions of higher education include more than 140 campuses with a total of $9.9 billion in appropriated funds for 1996-97. Universities receive $2,810,346,704 in general revenues for 35 institutions, and health-related institutions receive $1,500,489,397 for 9 institutions. Community and junior colleges receive $1,310,499,705 for 50 districts, and technical colleges will receive $106,324,332 in general revenues for 7 institutions. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is allocated $338,236,390, mainly for administration of student loans. In a national comparison, Texas was found to be 21st in the nation in per-enrolled-student appropriations and 26th in per-student funding of institutions when tuition and fees are included. In tuition and fees charged, Texas ranked 42nd out of 46 states reporting and 45th out of 45 states reporting charges for resident graduate students. Texas is ranked 32nd in faculty salaries nationally among public institutions and sixth in federally funded research and development activities at institutions of higher education. An appendix details general revenue appropriations by institution. (JLS)
Descriptors: Budgeting, College Administration, Community Colleges, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, Income, Public Colleges, Research and Development, Resource Allocation, State Agencies, State Colleges, State Universities, Tax Allocation, Teacher Salaries, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas