ERIC Number: ED478594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Education Cost Study, 2001-02: Higher Education Expenditures for Instruction (State Support Plus Tuition).
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Produced every 4 years by the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, the "Education Cost Study" provides detailed instructional cost information for the state's public 2-year and 4-year institutions. The cost analysis is based on expenditures drawn from two sources: state appropriations and tuition revenue. By using data gathered from each institution, the study summarizes the cost of instruction at 6 4-year schools and 34 community or technical colleges in Washington. For the 4-year schools, instructional costs are provided by level of instruction (undergraduate and graduate) and by discipline. At 2-year schools, instructional costs are provided by type of instruction (academic, precollege, and vocational), and by subject area cluster. Direct costs include salaries and benefits of instructional faculty and staff, personnel who support the faculty directly, and supplies and equipment. Indirect costs include admissions, registration, student services not financed by the students' services and activities fees, and a proportional share of libraries, administration, and facilities and maintenance. Data suggest that the average cost of instruction per full-time-equivalent student at the 4-year undergraduate level was $8,346 in 2001-2002. For graduate students, the average cost of instruction was $20,934 in the same year. At the 2-year institutions, the average cost per student was $4,840 in 2001-2002. Data is presented in table form for each 4-year institution and the community and technical colleges together. An appendix contains a glossary, discipline titles and Classification of Instructional Program codes and course listings by subject area. (Contains 2 graphs and 20 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington