Sunday, June 16, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Up 30%--Hawaii Second-Highest Per Capita Expenses for Higher Education
By Selected News Articles @ 1:14 AM :: 4887 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Higher Education

States Increase Higher Education Funding By 3.7%

by Michael T Nietzel, Forbes, Feb 4, 2019

…The 50 states appropriated a total of $91.5 billion to support their public universities and financial aid programs in Fiscal Year 2018-19. That’s a 3.7% increase over 2017-18 and an 18.2% increase over Fiscal Year 2013-14, according to Grapevine, the annual report of state higher education spending published by Illinois State University’s Center for the Study of Education Policy in cooperation with the State Higher Education Executive Officers.

This year’s increase continues a five-year trend of annual increases and is more than twice as large as last year’s uptick of 1.6%. While in general, the figures come as good news, reflecting the continuing recovery of state revenues, they mask considerable variation in support for higher education across the states.  For example:

The five largest year-over-year increases were in: Colorado (12%), Utah (8.6%), Hawaii (8.5%), Washington (6.8%) and California (6.6%).

Five states decreased their appropriation from 2017-18 levels: South Carolina (-3.7%), Kentucky (-2.4%), Minnesota (-1.4%), Ohio (-.1%) and Alaska (-.1%).

Half the states saw increases of 3% or more for the current year. Over the past five years, nine states enjoyed cumulative increases in higher education funding of more than 30% (Colorado, Hawaii, California, Wisconsin, Oregon, Utah, Florida, Nevada, and Idaho), while seven (Oklahoma, North Dakota, Alaska, Mississippi, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Iowa) experienced five-year decreases.

Grapevine also presents each state’s higher education appropriation relative to its population and per each $1,000 in personal income (the appropriated totals do not include money spent on campus capital projects, auxiliaries and debt service, and they also exclude federal funds and tuition and fees paid by students) .

These results give a clearer picture of the investment each state makes in higher education relative to its capacity, as indexed by its size and wealth.  Nationwide, 2018-19 state appropriations for higher education are $280.24 per person and $5.26 per every $1,000 in personal income.

Wyoming spends the most per capita at $666.05, followed by Hawaii ($547.45), North Dakota ($471.65), Alaska ($465.78), and North Carolina ($412.54). Conversely, the lowest per capita higher education spending is in New Hampshire ($94.76 per person), followed by Arizona ($125.79), Pennsylvania ($137.13), Vermont $(152.47), and Missouri ($163.06).

The biggest higher education spender, relative to personal income, was Wyoming ($11.18 per $1,000 in personal income). Next, in order, were Hawaii ($10.11), New Mexico ($10.02), North Carolina ($9.03), and North Dakota ($8.77). The five lowest were New Hampshire ($1.56), Pennsylvania ($2.50), Vermont ($2.86), Arizona ($2.92), and Colorado ($3.10)….

read …  States Increase Higher Education Funding By 3.7%

Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii Military History

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Together

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

July 4 in Hawaii

Land and Power in Hawaii

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii