When Higher Education Drives Economic Inequality

April 14, 2014 | Blog, News

The investments we choose to make in our cities and their people say a lot about us. In Wisconsin, what this chart says is incredibly disturbing.

Selected Midwestern Universities

Revenues from State Appropriations per FTE Enrollment- 2011-12

Institution 2011-12 State appropriations Fall 2011 FTE Enrollment State appropriation per FTE student $ Gap per FTE student (between institutional pairs)
Indiana University-Bloomington $210,876,779 39,552 $5,336
Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis $214,869,901 24,297 $8,843 $3,508
Michigan State University $241,120,800 43,986 $5,482
Wayne State University $182,034,292 23,345 $7,798 $2,316
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign $281,727,196 41,979 $6,711
University of Illinois at Chicago $220,863,921 24,926 $8,861 $2,150
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor $218,141,000 26,429 $6,530
Wayne State University $182,034,292 23,345 $7,798 $1,267
University of Iowa $218,141,100 26,429 $8,254
Iowa State University $225,142,946 27,482 $8,192 -$61
University of Missouri-Columbia $202,775,718 31,064 $6,528
University of Missouri-Kansas City $75,446,304 11,954 $6,311 -$216
University of Wisconsin-Madison $353,789,156 39,295 $9,003

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

$98,976,013 25,537 $3,876 -$5,128 

 

Source: IPEDS Data Center

Notes: 

(1) State appropriations and enrollment: 2011-12 is the most recent data for state appropriations in IPEDS; enrollment data for Fall 2011 corresponds to 2011-12 fiscal year 

(2) State appropriations does not include debt service

(3) IPEDS uses different FTE calculations than UW System, resulting in different totals for FTE enrollments 

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