ERIC Number: ED465314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Appropriations for Developmental Education in Texas Public Institutions of Higher Education.
Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Research, Campus Planning and Finance.
This document is the fifth in a series of biennial reports on appropriations for developmental education in Texas. Overall general revenue appropriations for developmental education increased from $182.8 million in the 2000-2001 biennium to $184.8 million in the 2002-2003 biennium. Appropriations in the 1998-1999 biennium were $38.5 million. From the 2000-2001 to the 2002-2003 biennium, the amount of developmental instruction provided increased by 1.8% in community colleges, by 3.9% in universities, 4.3% in the Texas State Technical College System, and 4.6% in the Lamar State Colleges, for an overall statewide increase of 1.5%. More than 88% of developmental instruction takes place in 2-year colleges, and 65% of developmental instruction costs are for mathematics, with the balance split about equally between reading and writing. The percentage of appropriations for developmental education as a percentage of appropriations for lower-level instruction varies significantly throughout the state, from 3.3% in Central Texas to nearly 14% in the Upper Rio Grande Valley. An appendix contains a table of developmental education appropriations as a percentage of lower-division instruction for individual institutions in the Texas system. (SLD)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Community Colleges, Developmental Programs, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Public Education, Resource Allocation, State Programs, Universities
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. Div. of Research, Campus Planning and Finance.
Identifiers - Location: Texas