University of California 2010 Accountability Report

Indicator 5
Per-Student Average Expenditures for Education, 1990-91 to 2009-10

Data visualization. please download the source data for accessible information.

Since 1990-91, average inflation-adjusted expenditures for educating UC students have declined 25 percent.

The state's share of expenditures has fallen even more steeply-by more than 50 percent over this time period.

The share of expenditures borne by students in the form of fees has tripled, from 13 percent to 40 percent.

In other words, students and their families are bearing a growing proportion of the cost of their education; increases in student fees have made up some (but not all) of the reductions in state support.

Source: UCOP Budget and Capital Resources.

Figures have been adjusted using the Higher Education Price Index (HEPI).

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