ERIC Number: ED401846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Financial Position of Ontario Universities.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
This report documents the impact upon Ontario (Canada) universities of a continuous decline in university funding over the past two decades, coupled with major cutbacks in the past year, that have reduced provincial government grants, partially deregulated university tuition fees, and reorganized student aid initiatives. In text and 23 figures the impact of these changes upon Ontario Universities in general are examined and compared with interprovincial resources and university funding in the United States. In another section text and data tables show how the reductions in government funding impact upon the economy of the entire province. The report concludes that Ontario has one of the most poorly funded university systems in all of North America, and that the cutbacks have seriously threatened both research and the quality of student academic experience. A separate section of 40 tables supplies further data for each of the text components, and an appendix contains an update of the Ontario University Non-Salary Price Index. (CH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Economic Change, Economic Impact, Educational Economics, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Federal Aid, Financial Exigency, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Financial Support, Fiscal Capacity, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Higher Education, Institutional Role, Institutional Survival, Public Support, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, School Effectiveness, State Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, Trend Analysis, Universities
Council of Ontario Universities, 444 Yonge St., Suite 203, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H4, Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada