ERIC Number: ED477420
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
State Issues Digest, 2003.
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This digest is designed to provide campus leaders with an up-to-date, "bird's eye" view of key issues affecting state colleges and universities. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities conducted is annual State Issues Survey of the Council of State Representatives in 2002 and received 44 responses from 61 college and university presidents and chancellors. Findings show colleges and universities struggling with fewer resources and rising demands. Colleges and universities nationwide are seeing enrollments grow, and policymakers are trying to meet states' needs for economic development and workforce preparation. State budgets are expected to fall even further next year, and more than half of the respondents noted that the level of state funding for public colleges and universities in their state was either lower or significantly lower in 2002-2003. However, one quarter of states indicated that their higher education budgets increased, and 9.3% of respondents said that their state funding grew more than 5%. Respondents overall were largely pessimistic, however, about the condition of budgets for higher education in the next few years. (Contains 10 figures and 18 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Economic Factors, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Higher Education, Public Colleges, State Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.