Science, Innovation, Politics
Who is number 1? The fact its such an outlier suggests a low population and high revenue. Alaska?
-1-Les JohnsonIn order top to bottom:New YorkWyoming District of ColumbiaAlaska North Dakota Louisiana Delaware North CarolinaNew Mexico UtahWisconsinNebraska New Hampshire PennsylvaniaAlabama TexasMissouriArkansas Oklahoma ConnecticutKentucky TennesseeIndianaMississippi FloridaOhioMontana South Dakota United StatesMaine Hawaii ArizonaKansas Idaho MinnesotaIowaVermont MassachusettsWashingtonMarylandNevada New JerseyCaliforniaWest Virginia MichiganOregonVirginiaGeorgiaIllinoisSouth Carolina Rhode Island Colorado
Roger:I do not understand the list. NH should be at the bottom based upon the data table just above Colorado.
Why bother using a metric showing rate of change since 2002? Why not just show a ranking of spending per student?
Does this mean New York should cut their spending dramatically? They'd be interested to hear that on New York campuses.
Ignoring United States as #29, that table would seem to make you #51.
I dunno, being the best at not spending money we don't have during a period when government in general is really poor at that should be seen as a good thing.I am curious to see what an absolute value chart, rather than a relative one would look like,though.
-4-Stan and -7-Skip2010 spending per student as requested:Wyoming 18,901Alaska 18,049North Carolina 16,746Tennessee 15,314New York 15,017District of Columbia 12,514California 12,495New Jersey 12,389Minnesota 12,030Kentucky 11,829New Mexico 11,672Louisiana 11,183Arkansas 10,825Hawaii 10,773Alabama 10,771Nebraska 10,394Wisconsin 10,374Maryland 10,136Idaho 9,908Missouri 9,805Connecticut 9,555Iowa 9,515Georgia 9,400United States 9,082Utah 8,826Washington 8,815Nevada 8,800Maine 8,657Pennsylvania 8,602Illinois 8,420Massachusetts 8,101Texas 8,051West Virginia 8,047Oklahoma 7,893Michigan 7,666Florida 7,625North Dakota 7,467Mississippi 7,457South Carolina 7,306Arizona 7,126Ohio 7,106Delaware 7,016Indiana 6,755Kansas 6,015Virginia 5,550South Dakota 5,440Montana 5,170Oregon 4,820New Hampshire 4,795Rhode Island 4,110Vermont 3,875Colorado 3,803
-6-JonathanThanks, due to the low budget here in Colorado, some professors are apparently a bit slow in math (or geography) ;-)
I should have guessed Wyoming too. But Alaska was close. Both are low poulation and high resource revenue.
In order to have an informed opinion I would need to see the spending per capita, not just per student, and spending per 'resident student' and also look at what the state requires for residency.I would also have to look at spending per 'resident student'.A look at census data shows that Colorado has more freshman students then Washington state, but Colorado has a smaller population.Freshman statistics -http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0287.pdfPopulation by state -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_populationThen there is the confounding problem of some states are dominated by Private Universities.I know in Washington State there are rules that substantially discourage 'professional students'. I.E. Taking 5 or 6 or 7 years to get a Bachelors degree.Then there is the additional problem of seperating 'state spending' per student and 'total spending' per student.Some Universities have very profitable and substantial federal research programs that contribute substantially to 'total spending'.It would appear that the University of Colorado at Boulder does reasonably well in the federal research dollars area.http://mup.asu.edu/Rankings-I/2010_Top25_Natl.xls