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Report 92-27: Appropriations in the 1992-93 State Budget for Higher Education: A Staff Report to the California Postsecondary Education Commission

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

October 1992

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In this report, the Commission staff discusses the 1992-93 State Budget, with particular emphasis on appropriations for California's public colleges and universities, the California Student Aid Commission, and the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

After an introduction explaining the overall budget, the staff summarizes data about the amount of appropriations for higher education on page 3 and then discusses the appropriation for the University of California on pp. 5-7, that for the California State University on pp. 7-9, for the California Community Colleges on pp. 9-11, the Student Aid Commission on pp. 11-12, and the Postsecondary Education Commission on pp. 12-13.

On page 14, the staff states, "The 1992-93 State Budget--for the second consecutive year--makes real reductions in the amount of State General Fund support provided to California higher education. In total, California higher education will receive over $800 million less in General Funds this year than last -- with its percentage of the State General Fund budget decreasing from 13.4 percent to 11.7 percent." And on page 15 the staff comments, "the budgetary reductions enacted again this year meant that California higher education is moving even further away from its ability to adhere to the principles outlined in California's Master Plan for Higher Education. Those principles of student access to, quality in, and choice among California's colleges and universities are at serious risk."

The Commission discussed this report on October 19, 1992, during the meeting of its Governmental Relations Committee.

Related Topics: Budgeting and Financing of Higher Education

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