School Finance
April 15, 2011

Fact Sheet 7: Community College Base Aid Proposed to Decrease Below 1998 Level

Source: Research and Educational Services

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State Support for Community Colleges would Decrease to $2,034 per FTE

This year Governor Cuomo has proposed a decrease in Base Aid for community colleges from $2,260 to $2,034 per full-time equivalent (FTE), a decrease of $226 per FTE. This follows last year's decrease of $285 per FTE. Community colleges have reached record numbers for enrollment across the state. The following table provides a recent history of community college Base Aid per FTE.

Year

Base Aid Rate per FTE

Increase over Prior Year

 

SUNY CC
Enrollment

1997-98

$1,900

50

182,012

1998-99

$2,050

150

182,061

1999-00

$2,125

75

181,697

2000-01

$2,250

125

181,448

2001-02

$2,250

0

189,085

2002-03

$2,300

50

198,525

2003-04

$2,300

0

204,490

2004-05

$2,235

-65

209,650

2005-06

$2,350

115

208,374

2006-07

$2,525

175

209,067

2007-08

$2,675

150

214,129

2008-09

$2,675

0

220,995

2009-10

$2,545

-130

242,742

2010-11

$2,260

-285

246,159**

2011-12*

$2,034

-226

 

 

 

 

 

*Proposed Executive Budget
**Preliminary SUNY headcount numbers December 2010

With the continued decrease in state support the state falls further behind in their responsibility to fund 40% of the net operating cost for community colleges. Creating a budget gap that will further reduce services on New York campuses. There will be a decline in support by 10% reducing general fund support to $427.8 Million for SUNY community colleges and $172.5 Million for CUNY community colleges. SUNY estimates that this will be a $33.2 Million decrease, and CUNY community colleges will receive a reduction of $13.1 Million colleges.


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