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This document contains information on financing trends in higher education in Connecticut. A summary of the 2002 operating budget shows estimated expenditures, requested funds, and the Governor's current and recommended budget amounts. The next section considers higher education spending in the state context. About 4.4% of the Governor's recommended funding is devoted to higher education. The operating budget for higher education sends a clear message of the need for fiscal restraint. The third section discusses general and operating fund expenditure trends. Even though state spending on higher education has increased, when inflation is taken into account, state support for higher education has actually eroded by just over 5% since fiscal year 1990. Section four shows comparative funding indicators. Connecticut consistently ranks low by this measure, which gauges state funding on a per state resident basis. The fifth section considers enrollment trends. Full time equivalent enrollment in Connecticut public and independent institutions passed its 1990 peal for the first time in fall 2000, reaching 112,443 students. "Position Trends," title of the sixth section provides information on higher education faculty and staff. Total positions, 16,060, have increased 25% since 1989. A section on tuition and fees charts changes in tuition at the state's public schools and provides comparisons with other states and the country as a whole. The eighth section, "Student and State Share of Costs," describes changes in the relative share of direct educational costs borne by students and the state. "Student Aid and Statutory Waivers," the ninth section, discusses certain scholarship programs and tuition waivers, such as those provided for some veterans and senior citizens. (Contains 40 tables and 60 figures.) (SLD)

Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Educational Trends, Expenditures, Financial Support, Higher Education, State Programs, Trend Analysis

Connecticut Department of Higher Education, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105-2326. Tel: 860-947-1848. For full text: http://www.ctdhe.org.









Author: Connecticut State Dept. of Higher Education, Hartford.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6877&id=ED457777



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