Public and Private Institution Spending

Expenditures: Where Does the Money Go? The primary mission of colleges and universities is academic; nevertheless, institutional budgets reflect the broader set of institutional activities that support or supplement instruction. For example, non-instructional services help students navigate course selection, financial obligations, and career opportunities, and general administrative and academic services (e.g., human resources, legal and financial operations, libraries, and information technology) provide broad organizational support (see Box 2). Some colleges and universities also engage in research and public service activities and may offer self-financed auxiliary services such as ...

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2012 to 2013, and public four-year institutions had their largest increase in five years. E&R spending per FTE student increased an average of 2 to 3 percent at public four-year institutions in 2013, the largest such increase since 2008 and a sharp uptick from just one year earlier, when spending was unchanged or declining (see Figure 3 and Appendix Figure A3). In 2013, public research institutions spent about $17,300 per student, and public bachelor’s institutions spent $14,000 per student and public master’s institutions spent $13,300 per student. On average, E&R spending accounted for roughly 70 percent of total spending per student at public non-research universities in 2013, in comparison with 43 percent at public research universities (a result of their expanded research function). Community colleges spent $10,800 per student on E&R activities in 2013—growing by 5 percent and rising for the second consecutive year since the 2008 recession. On average, E&R spending ...

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