Revenues and Support:
State Higher Education Priority - Higher Education Appropriations Relative to State and Local Tax Revenues and Lottery Profits

For the Year

State Higher Education Priority

Why is this important?

It is a measure of the percent of collected tax revenues that are appropriated to higher education. It indicates the level of support from a major funder of higher education and reflects the value placed on higher education by the state.

What are the policy implications?

The level of support for higher education and the shares to be borne by the state

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