ERIC Number: ED409054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Comparative Financial Statistics for Public Two-Year Colleges: FY 1994 National Sample.
Dickmeyer, Nathan; Meeker, Bradley
Based on responses by 427 public two-year colleges in the United States to two surveys, this report provides comparative financial information for fiscal year 1993-94. The report provides space for colleges to compare their institutional statistics with national sample medians, quartile data for the national sample, and tables and graphs of findings. The first section presents background information on the annual study of two-year college finances, discussing objectives of the study and the potential uses of findings. The second section reviews limitations of the study and explains the study methodology, including a section attempting to dispel the myth of the "typical" institution and sections on calculations; interpretation of proportions, medians, and quartiles; means; and definitions of terms. Following a table showing participation by state and region, the next sections present national data on revenues per credit full-time equivalent (FTE) student and expenditures per credit FTE student, including selected expenditure ratios. Finally, data are provided on the numbers of credit FTE students per FTE staff and part-time FTE staff; student characteristics (i.e., credit units enrolled, hours attended, and class level); and mean class size. Appendixes include a list of participating colleges and their peer group classification and a user's survey for rating the report. (HAA)
Descriptors: Budgets, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Expenditure per Student, Expenditures, Instructional Student Costs, National Norms, National Surveys, Public Colleges, Questionnaires, School Personnel, School Statistics, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Teacher Student Ratio, Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges
National Association of College and University Business Officers, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1178 ($25; $20, members).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of College and University Business Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: For a related report, see JC 970 369.