Community Colleges Four-Year Colleges by qnl49935

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									                                                         Seattle Community Colleges Federation of Teachers
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                                                                                 Two year college funding fact sheet
                                                                                                                           2-Year Colleges                                          Four-Year Colleges
                                  Number of Colleges State                                                                         34                                                             6
                                 Number of students F 99 1                                                                      182,364                                                       90,428
                                 Per student funding - state2                                                                    $3,879                                                       $7,405
                               Governor's proposed budget for                                                               $2,161,038,000                                                $5,257,155,000
                                         2001-20033
                                   Average Tuition rates4                                                                               $ 1,476                                              $ 2,773
                                  Average full-time salary4                                                                             $42,287                                              $55,679
                               Average part-time salary for full
                                      time teaching load                                                                                $23,000                                                na


          $23,000: annual pay for the avg. pt teacher who teaches full-time in WA state5
          56%: percentage per class part-time teachers earn compared to full-time in WA state
          14% Washington teachers are paid this percentage below their peers in the other Western States
          67% percentage of higher education students attending com/tech colleges
          33%: percentage of higher education students attending four-year colleges
          29%: percentage of governor's higher-ed operational and capital budgets devoted to
                 community/technical colleges
          76%: WA state spends 76% of the Western state average on each two-year college student
          11 Washington's rank out of 12 Western states in funding for Com/Tech colleges6
          18%: decrease in state's portion of funding for community/tech colleges since 19832

 Washington state does have the money to fund our community/technical colleges. It's a matter of
shifting current priorities and finding the will to do so. For example, are the following funds and tax
                         credits more important than funding higher education?

State funds wisely spent?3                                                                                                                                  $93,640,000 Tx cr. Chemical & Fertilizer
          $1, 049, 932,000: Dept. Of Corrections                                                                                                           $48,752,000 Tax credit, High Tech R & D
          $ 741,032,000:                                  State lottery fund                                                                               $23,673,000 Tax cr., Aluminum Industry
          $         142,574,000: Liquor Control Board                                                                                                      $15,800,000 Tax credit for Timber Companies
          $            29,935,000: WA Gambling Com.                                                                                                         which log in salmon habitats
          $               4, 506,000: Horse Racing Com.                                                                                                    $27,251,000 stadium tax deferrals
                                                                                                                                                            $          170,000 Stadium tax exemptions
Business Tax credits wisely granted?

1
    Office of Financial Management Higher Education Enrollment Report -- includes only state-supported, the CC's serve an additional approx. 68,000 non-state supported students.
2
    From the State Board for Community/Technical Colleges, Where Does the Money Go? (2000)
3
    From the governor's budget proposal, www.ofm.wa.gov/budget01
4
    Higher Education Coordinating Board 2001-2003 Operating and Capital Budget Requests
5
    From the State Board For Community/Technical Colleges

								
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