ERIC Number: ED435414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Revenue per Student Comparisons, California Community Colleges, 1994-98.
McIntyre, Chuck; Yong, Channing; El-Bdour, Mary
This report updates the revenue per student comparisons contained in the Chancellor's Office 1997 paper on "Funding Patterns in California Community Colleges: Technical Paper for 2005 Task Force. These revenue comparisons are benchmarked across 5 fiscal years, against community colleges in 10 other large states (10LS), and for different sources of revenue. The definitions and measures--of both revenue and full-time equivalent (FTE) students--are the most comparable and valid available. This report finds that the revenue per student gap has increased slightly from 1993-94 to 1997-98, largely because while revenues have increased, California FTE are up and those in the 10LS are down slightly. During the same period, the gap in state and local tax revenue per student has declined from $585 per FTE to $248 per FTE because of California's improved public revenue stream. California's current tuition and fee revenues per FTE lag behind those of the 10LS even more than in 1993-94 because the $50 per credit baccalaureate surcharge was eliminated in 1996 and enrollment fee maintained at $13 while colleges in the 10LS increased tuition and fees at 4% to 5% annually. While California community colleges have improved their level of federal revenues, they still lag behind those of colleges in the 10LS. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.