State and Local Support for Higher Education Operating Expenses Per Capita
Why is this important?
It provides one measure of the burden borne by the state's tax payers to support higher education. It is useful to view this measure in conjunction with state higher support per $1,000 of personal income. State-to-state comparisons yield a relative measure of state effort to support higher education.
What are the policy implications?
State tax and revenue policies
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 http://www.sheeo. org