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State Higher-Ed Funding per Student

From Inside Higher Ed:

It seems less dire than some folks fear but it’s still concerning:

State Funding Per Student Dropped in 2011 

http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2012/03/16/state-funding-student-dropped-2011

State and local funding for higher education remained almost constant in 2011, according to a State Higher Education Executive Officers Association study released today.  Instead of the marked decreases in state and local support for colleges seen the previous two years, overall funding saw a slight uptick from $87.2 billion in 2010 to $87.5 billion in 2011.”

State Budgets, in  Context

State Appropriations for Higher Education per Full-Time Equivalent  Student

State Fiscal 2005 Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2010 1 Year % Change 5 Year % Change
Alabama $6,283 $6,603 $6,361 -3.7% 1.2%
Alaska $10,634 $13,081 $12,606 -3.6% 18.6%
Arizona $6,299 $7,306 $6,322 -13.5% 0.4%
Arkansas $6,976 $8,062 $7,144 -11.4% 2.4%
California $6,450 $6,787 $5,941 -12.5% -7.9%
Colorado $3,173 $3,982 $3,781 -5.0% 19.1%
Connecticut $8,329 $8,430 $8,450 0.2% 1.4%
Delaware $5,737 $5,781 $5,643 -2.4% -1.6%
Florida $7,315 $6,640 $5,968 -10.1% -18.4%
Georgia $8,598 $8,917 $7,319 -17.9% -14.9%
Hawaii $6,799 $8,830 $7,451 -15.6% 9.6%
Idaho $8,693 $9,380 $7,746 -17.4% -10.9%
Illinois $7,517 $7,489 $8,120 8.4% 8.0%
Indiana $5,202 $4,864 $4,325 -11.1% -16.8%
Iowa $5,380 $5,985 $5,276 -11.8% -1.9%
Kansas $6,386 $5,667 $5,191 -8.4% -18.7%
Kentucky $7,523 $8,067 $7,532 -6.6% 0.1%
Louisiana $6,241 $8,202 $6,995 -14.7% 12.1%
Maine $6,628 $6,586 $6,215 -5.6% -6.2%
Maryland $6,796 $7,262 $7,163 -1.4% 5.4%
Massachusetts $6,564 $6,530 $6,006 -8.0% -8.5%
Michigan $5,978 $5,365 $4,822 -10.1% -19.3%
Minnesota $5,866 $6,174 $5,645 -8.6% -3.8%
Mississippi $6,778 $7,416 $7,942 7.1% 17.2%
Missouri $6,800 $6,544 $6,074 -7.2% -10.7%
Montana $3,803 $4,524 $4,293 -5.1% 12.9%
Nebraska $6,241 $7,342 $6,731 -8.3% 7.8%
Nevada $8,882 $8,879 $7,800 -12.2% -12.2%
New Hampshire $3,317 $3,173 $2,884 -9.1% -13.1%
New Jersey $8,586 $7,582 $7,136 -5.9% -16.9%
New Mexico $9,481 $8,472 $7,589 -10.4% -20.0%
New York $7,385 $8,369 $7,783 -7.0% 5.4%
North Carolina $8,142 $8,964 $9,007 0.5% 10.6%
North Dakota $5,149 $5,551 $6,520 17.5% 26.6%
Ohio $4,986 $4,874 $4,293 -11.9% -13.9%
Oklahoma $6,673 $8,916 $8,400 -5.8% 25.9%
Oregon $5,037 $5,247 $4,538 -13.5% -9.9%
Pennsylvania $6,017 $5,613 $5,159 -8.1% -14.3%
Rhode Island $6,633 $4,818 $4,817 0.0% -27.4%
South Carolina $6,537 $5,777 $5,477 -5.2% -16.2%
South Dakota $5,116 $5,195 $4,809 -7.4% -6.0%
Tennessee $7,784 $8,137 $7,477 -8.1% -3.9%
Texas $7,081 $8,286 $8,897 7.4% 25.6%
Utah $5,685 $6,179 $5,328 -13.8% -6.3%
Vermont $3,035 $2,690 $2,754 2.4% -9.3%
Virginia $5,594 $5,779 $5,096 -11.8% -8.9%
Washington $6,321 $6,571 $5,831 -11.3% -7.7%
West Virginia $6,169 $6,475 $6,155 -4.9% -0.2%
Wisconsin $6,615 $6,553 $6,499 -0.8% -1.8%
Wyoming $12,469 $15,572 $13,090 -15.9% 5.0%
U.S. Average $6,662 $6,951 $6,454 -7.2% -3.1%

With their spending per student constrained, many public colleges (often with  the support if not urging of legislators) have increasingly turned to students  to help meet the costs of serving the rising enrollments, as seen in the table  below.

Net Tuition Per Full-Time Equivalent Student, by State

State Fiscal 2005 Fiscal 2009 Fiscal 2010 1 Year % Change 5 Year % Change
Alabama $ 6,202 $ 6,342 $ 6,216 -2.0% 0.2%
Alaska $ 3,529 $ 4,414 $ 4,427 0.3% 25.4%
Arizona $ 3,510 $ 4,416 $ 4,737 7.3% 35.0%
Arkansas $ 3,868 $ 4,691 $ 4,572 -2.6% 18.2%
California $ 1,375 $ 1,565 $ 1,777 13.6% 29.2%
Colorado $ 4,334 $ 5,170 $ 5,533 7.0% 27.7%
Connecticut $ 5,515 $ 5,928 $ 5,882 -0.8% 6.7%
Delaware $ 7,761 $ 9,520 $ 9,392 -1.3% 21.0%
Florida $ 2,237 $ 2,362 $ 2,678 13.4% 19.7%
Georgia $ 1,448 $ 2,102 $ 2,010 -4.4% 38.8%
Hawaii $ 1,822 $ 2,758 $ 2,973 7.8% 63.2%
Idaho $ 2,414 $ 2,471 $ 2,746 11.1% 13.7%
Illinois $ 3,023 $ 3,676 $ 4,023 9.5% 33.1%
Indiana $ 5,222 $ 5,956 $ 5,878 -1.3% 12.6%
Iowa $ 5,086 $ 5,759 $ 5,769 0.2% 13.4%
Kansas $ 3,847 $ 4,141 $ 4,241 2.4% 10.2%
Kentucky $ 4,082 $ 5,312 $ 5,352 0.8% 31.1%
Louisiana $ 2,384 $ 2,559 $ 2,649 3.5% 11.1%
Maine $ 5,807 $ 7,565 $ 7,663 1.3% 32.0%
Maryland $ 6,496 $ 6,375 $ 6,641 4.2% 2.2%
Massachusetts $ 4,713 $ 4,942 $ 4,950 0.2% 5.0%
Michigan $ 6,430 $ 7,667 $ 7,975 4.0% 24.0%
Minnesota $ 4,740 $ 5,151 $ 5,145 -0.1% 8.5%
Mississippi $ 4,237 $ 4,133 $ 5,084 23.0% 20.0%
Missouri $ 4,692 $ 4,659 $ 4,038 -13.3% -13.9%
Montana $ 4,140 $ 4,445 $ 4,426 -0.4% 6.9%
Nebraska $ 3,509 $ 3,870 $ 4,147 7.2% 18.2%
Nevada $ 2,614 $ 2,866 $ 2,918 1.8% 11.6%
New Hampshire $ 6,615 $ 7,722 $ 7,413 -4.0% 12.1%
New Jersey $ 6,203 $ 7,426 $ 7,194 -3.1% 16.0%
New Mexico $ 1,300 $ 1,851 $ 1,749 -5.5% 34.5%
New York $ 3,652 $ 3,569 $ 3,785 6.0% 3.6%
North Carolina $ 2,692 $ 2,428 $ 2,152 -11.4% -20.1%
North Dakota $ 5,560 $ 6,421 $ 6,221 -3.1% 11.9%
Ohio $ 5,230 $ 5,370 $ 5,180 -3.5% -0.9%
Oklahoma $ 3,420 $ 4,723 $ 4,206 -10.9% 23.0%
Oregon $ 4,974 $ 4,682 $ 4,730 1.0% -4.9%
Pennsylvania $ 7,228 $ 8,247 $ 8,577 4.0% 18.7%
Rhode Island $ 7,128 $ 8,764 $ 9,093 3.7% 27.6%
South Carolina $ 5,935 $ 5,767 $ 6,468 12.2% 9.0%
South Dakota $ 5,437 $ 5,353 $ 6,261 17.0% 15.1%
Tennessee $ 4,073 $ 3,983 $ 4,119 3.4% 1.1%
Texas $ 3,393 $ 4,214 $ 4,539 7.7% 33.8%
Utah $ 2,899 $ 3,289 $ 3,679 11.9% 26.9%
Vermont $ 10,177 $ 12,134 $ 12,046 -0.7% 18.4%
Virginia $ 5,089 $ 5,743 $ 5,886 2.5% 15.7%
Washington $ 2,176 $ 1,979 $ 2,303 16.4% 5.8%
West Virginia $ 5,283 $ 6,480 $ 6,488 0.1% 22.8%
Wisconsin $ 3,675 $ 3,849 $ 3,993 3.7% 8.7%
Wyoming $ 2,757 $ 2,097 $ 1,846 -12.0% -33.1%
U.S. Average $ 3,760 $ 4,178 $ 4,321 3.4% 14.9%

“Complicating matters is that next year’s [2012] numbers are projected to  be worse. Enrollment is again expected to grow.”

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/03/09/stagnant_state_budgets_insufficient_to_cover_soaring_enrollments#ixzz1pHyNRjKV Inside Higher Ed

Stephen

 

 

Posted on: March 16, 2012, 11:10 am Category: Uncategorized

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