State and Local Support for Higher Education Operating Expenses Per $1,000 of Personal Income
Why is this important?
It provides an alternative measure of the burden borne by the state's taxpayers to support higher education. It is useful to view this measure in conjunction with state higher education support per capita. 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