Friday, May 09, 2008

Spending on Instruction Down

I spotted this story over at  the percentage of tuition spent on direct instruction has dropped over the years.  The national average for institutions like ours is about 44%.  

As this has been declining relative to other spending over the years, the additional spending tends toward things like academic support services, new facilities, and administration.

As often as people have complained about faculty productivity, these figures suggest that this is not the driving factor in cost increases for college.

This post feels a little like deja vu, and it is.  I blogged about a similar story over 2 years ago!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would think energy costs would also be a factor in driving up tuition and fees