State and Local Support Per Full-Time Equivalent Student
Why is this important?
This measure indicates the level of support from the major funder of higher education general operating expenses. When evaluated in inflation- adjusted terms over time, it indicates whether or not state support is being sustained.
What are the policy implications?
The level of support for higher education and the shares to be borne by the various funders, especially the state and students
Other factors to consider:
See all of the measures linked to the Understanding Higher Education Finance diagram.
Data sources and related links:
Source: State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), http://www.sheeo. org