About this Indicator
The relative share of the cost of higher education is represented by comparing educational appropriations and net tuition revenue as a percent of total educational revenue for public postsecondary institutions, including four-year, two-year, and less-than two-year institutions. State and local educational appropriations for higher education per FTE student include funds used for general public operations and public student financial aid. These appropriations exclude spending for research, agriculture-related programs, and medical education, as well as support for independent institutions or students attending them.
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. State higher education finance.