Discuss the trend in educational appropriations per FTE and state and local government funding support for higher education. What impact might this have on decisions made

Discuss how changes in educational appropriations and state/federal funding support impact student costs. How might this impact retention persistence and graduation rates?

 

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Case: Using the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association FY 2014 Report (http://www.sheeo.org/projects/shef-%E2%80%94-state-higher-education-finance). How does your state compare to the national average on the following measures:

  • Educational appropriations per FTE
  • State and Local Government Higher Education Funding Effort

Discuss the trend in educational appropriations per FTE and state and local government funding support for higher education. What impact might this have on decisions made by higher education administrators?

Using the SHEF Interactive dashboards (https://public.tableau.com/profile/jarmstrong#!/vizhome/SHEFInteractiveStateData/WaveCharts) discuss the changes in net tuition and student share of operating costs over time in your state.

Discuss how changes in educational appropriations and state/federal funding support impact student costs. How might this impact retention persistence and graduation rates?

In conclusion discuss how budget and finance support impacts the day-to-day decision of higher education administrators. In your current or future role as an educational leader how will your knowledge of budget constraints inform your decisions?

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