ERIC Number: ED464578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Tracking Public Funding for Higher Education More Vital as State Budgets Become Strained. "Fact Book" Bulletin: Reporting Significant Trends Affecting Higher Education in the SREB States.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
This Bulletin focuses on comparing and tracking funding levels for higher education and serves as a complement to the "Fact Book on Higher Education" published by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). When appropriations for higher education were adjusted for inflation, they decreased in 23 states between the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 budget years. Of these 23 states, 10 were SREB states. Six SREB states did increase their inflation-adjusted spending on higher education. In every 5-year period since 1986-1987, appropriations for higher education in the SREB region increased more than the national average, or decreased less. However, the setbacks in so many SREB states may jeopardize the region's aspirations to continue improving its national standing in funding colleges, universities, and technical institutes. The new data gathered by the SREB related to higher education provide baseline benchmarks that make it possible to improve the tracking of trends in the years ahead. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.