Title

Impact of reduced funding on community college education in Texas

Document Type

Book

Publication Date

1996

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to determine the perceived probable consequences of reduced funding for community colleges in Texas and assess the relative positive and negative impact of the identified consequences. This study investigates how the anticipated changes in financial support from state and federal sources might impact the mission, scope, and functioning of Texas community colleges. Using a Delphi method, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board administrators and community college presidents identified consequences as a result of reduced funding. Fifty consequences were predicted that might take place in Texas community colleges within the next five years. Using a Likert survey, community college business officers and faculty leaders evaluated the impact of these consequences. Results indicate that a primary reaction to reduced state and federal funding will be for community colleges to pursue increased revenue from other sources. Increased tuition, fees, and property taxes as well as a community college foundation may provide funding to offset reductions in state and federal funding. Additionally, community colleges will cut expenses in the business and instructional areas.

ISBN

0-591-15697-0

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

Education

Publisher

Baylor University

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