ERIC Number: ED413026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Funding Patterns in California Community Colleges. A Technical Paper for the 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council.
The California Community College's (CCC) funding over the past two decades was examined in order to assist the 2005 Task Force of the Chancellor's Consultation Council develop strategies to address the challenges of the future. Findings comparing 1995 to 1975 indicated that: (1) CCC general revenues have tripled, but this increase is less than that for the University of California, the California State University, K-12 schools, and for private California corporations; (2) the CCC share of total state and local tax revenues has decreased by 27%; and (3) tax payer effort for CCC has decreased by 44%, far greater than the decline in tax effort for all state and local purposes. Moreover, despite low fees, CCC taxpayer support per student is lower than in virtually every other state. CCC costs per student are three-fifths of those in community colleges elsewhere because of larger classes, heavier faculty class loads, and smaller administrative, plant maintenance, and other costs. In addition, CCC costs have risen 1% in constant terms, versus 25% in colleges elsewhere, since 1970. Funding levels must grow by a greater percentage to pay for more sophisticated equipment, greater use of labs, and smaller pre collegiate and English as a second language classes. (YKH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.