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Fee and Economic Indicator Graphs - Community Colleges

Comparison Between Fees and Economic Indicators

20 Years - 1990-91 to 2010-11

The chart shows a comparison of the change in resident undergraduate fees charged at California Community Colleges to the change in several economic indicators.

690% - CA Community Colleges Systemwide Fees: 680.0% Gross Domestic Product: 52.0% US Consumer Price Index: 66.0% CA Consumer Price Index: 68.9% CA Personal Income: 149.3%
518% -
345% -
173% -
  California Community Colleges Gross Domestic Product US Consumer Price Index CA Consumer Price Index CA Personal Income
  Systemwide Student Fees
The data for this graph is from Fiscal Profiles
Appendix A for Displays 38-41 and Displays 68-70.

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Systemwide Student Fees Systemwide Student Fees are paid by full-time undergraduate students enrolled for two semesters or three quarters and includes the "State Enrollment" fee.
Gross Domestic Product The total market value of all the goods and services produced within the borders of a nation during a specified period.
US Consumer Price Index The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics "Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers," or U.S. CPI, is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services purchased by U.S. residents. According to the Bureau, the items included in the pricing survey are: food, clothing, shelter, transportation costs, medical and dental care charges, and other goods that people buy for day-to-day living. All of the taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.
CA Consumer Price Index The California Consumer Price Index is calculated by the State's Department of Finance, in consultation with the California Department of Industrial Relations, and is conceptually based upon the U.S. CPI.
CA Personal Income California Per-capita personal income is derived by dividing the State’s total personal income (TPI) by its population. TPI is the sum of all of the money earned by all of the residents of the State in a given year.

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