Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Graduate Faculty Representative
Dr. E. Lee Bernick
Number of Pages
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.
Community colleges – Finance
Education Policy | Public Administration
Charlton, Patricia, "A Study of community college funding" (2003). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 491.