Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

April 28, 2007

Meaningless numbers?

Filed under: Accountability, college rankings, Education Finance, Higher Education — texased @ 8:00 pm

I’ve been spending way too much time on the College Results Online website but it provides basic information that you won’t find on any college website. I’ve actually downloaded some of the Texas data into a spreadsheet to take a closer look at patterns and such–what can I say, my thesis was on dropout statistics?

Anyway, some interesting information from 2005.

  • Number of students in public four year institutions listed on the website: 316,417
  • Percentage of those students enrolled in schools with less than a 50% six year graduation rate: 63%
  • Percentage of students in public four year institutions considered under-represented miniorities: 35%
  • Percentage of under-represented miniorities enrolled in public schools with less a 50% six year graduation rate: 80%

Other facts:

  • Student Related Expenditures per FTE for UTSA in 2002: $5,752
  • Student Related Expenditures per FTE for UTSA in 2005: $5,396
  • Student Related Expenditures per FTE for UT-Austin in 2002: $9,205
  • Student Related Expenditures per FTE for UT-Austin in 2005: $11,344
  • Number of public schools that had a decrease in student related expenditures from 2002 to 2005: 5
  • Number of public schools that had an increase in student related expenditures from 2002 to 2005: 21

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