22 January 2012

We're Number 50

Data

11 comments:

  1. Who is number 1? The fact its such an outlier suggests a low population and high revenue. Alaska?

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  2. -1-Les Johnson

    In order top to bottom:

    New York
    Wyoming
    District of Columbia
    Alaska
    North Dakota
    Louisiana
    Delaware
    North Carolina
    New Mexico
    Utah
    Wisconsin
    Nebraska
    New Hampshire
    Pennsylvania
    Alabama
    Texas
    Missouri
    Arkansas
    Oklahoma
    Connecticut
    Kentucky
    Tennessee
    Indiana
    Mississippi
    Florida
    Ohio
    Montana
    South Dakota
    United States
    Maine
    Hawaii
    Arizona
    Kansas
    Idaho
    Minnesota
    Iowa
    Vermont
    Massachusetts
    Washington
    Maryland
    Nevada
    New Jersey
    California
    West Virginia
    Michigan
    Oregon
    Virginia
    Georgia
    Illinois
    South Carolina
    Rhode Island
    Colorado

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  3. Roger:
    I do not understand the list. NH should be at the bottom based upon the data table just above Colorado.

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  4. Why bother using a metric showing rate of change since 2002? Why not just show a ranking of spending per student?

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  5. Does this mean New York should cut their spending dramatically? They'd be interested to hear that on New York campuses.

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  6. Ignoring United States as #29, that table would seem to make you #51.

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  7. 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.

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  8. -4-Stan and -7-Skip

    2010 spending per student as requested:

    Wyoming 18,901
    Alaska 18,049
    North Carolina 16,746
    Tennessee 15,314
    New York 15,017
    District of Columbia 12,514
    California 12,495
    New Jersey 12,389
    Minnesota 12,030
    Kentucky 11,829
    New Mexico 11,672
    Louisiana 11,183
    Arkansas 10,825
    Hawaii 10,773
    Alabama 10,771
    Nebraska 10,394
    Wisconsin 10,374
    Maryland 10,136
    Idaho 9,908
    Missouri 9,805
    Connecticut 9,555
    Iowa 9,515
    Georgia 9,400
    United States 9,082
    Utah 8,826
    Washington 8,815
    Nevada 8,800
    Maine 8,657
    Pennsylvania 8,602
    Illinois 8,420
    Massachusetts 8,101
    Texas 8,051
    West Virginia 8,047
    Oklahoma 7,893
    Michigan 7,666
    Florida 7,625
    North Dakota 7,467
    Mississippi 7,457
    South Carolina 7,306
    Arizona 7,126
    Ohio 7,106
    Delaware 7,016
    Indiana 6,755
    Kansas 6,015
    Virginia 5,550
    South Dakota 5,440
    Montana 5,170
    Oregon 4,820
    New Hampshire 4,795
    Rhode Island 4,110
    Vermont 3,875
    Colorado 3,803

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  9. -6-Jonathan

    Thanks, due to the low budget here in Colorado, some professors are apparently a bit slow in math (or geography) ;-)

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  10. I should have guessed Wyoming too. But Alaska was close. Both are low poulation and high resource revenue.

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  11. 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.pdf

    Population by state -
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

    Then 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

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