Award Date

4-2003

Degree Type

Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Department

Public Administration

Graduate Faculty Representative

Dr. E. Lee Bernick

Number of Pages

56

Abstract

Community Colleges are an important segment of the postsecondary education system in the United States. As a direct result of growing financial constraints, couples with increased demands for access, sources of institutional funding has gained increased importance This research seeks to understand the relationships between governance structure and funding. A 50-state study using secondary data was used to examine variations in funding support for community colleges across the fifty states. The research found a significant relationship between funding levels of operating dollars per full-time equivalent and the existence of a local governing board. This analysis illustrated that having a local governing board is necessary to achieving funding sufficiency.

Keywords

Community colleges – Finance

Disciplines

Education Policy | Public Administration

Language

English


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