ERIC Number: ED432213
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Ontario Universities - 1998: Resource Document.
Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
This report on the financial status of Ontario (Canada) universities notes that Ontario's universities continue to receive less than universities in any other Canadian province in per capita funding and have had the largest two-year decline in public funding of any jurisdiction in Canada or the United States. It notes that although total operating grants increased by 4.2 percent in 1998-99, these additional funds were generally restricted to specific new initiatives. The two most notable of these were approximately $35 million for an Access to Opportunities Program designed to increase enrollment in high-demand computing and engineering programs, and $10 million for a Fair Funding Grant to address an historic funding inequity. The report also notes that Ontario universities are now entering a decade in which substantial growth in enrollment demand is expected. Following a section of highlights, the report presents tables and graphs detailing financial information in the following areas: (1) grants and revenue Ontario; (2) grants and revenue inter-jurisdictional comparisons; (3) comparisons with other sectors; (4) research support; (5) tuition fees; (6) student financial assistance; (7) university infrastructure; (8) faculty and staff; and (9) education and the job market. Seven appendices provide additional tables including various price indexes and explanations of methodology. (DB)
Descriptors: Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Demand, Educational Finance, Educational Supply, Financial Policy, Financial Problems, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Resource Allocation, State Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Universities
Council of Ontario Universities, 180 Dundas Street, West, 11th floor, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z8, Canada.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Ontario Universities, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada