Figure 2.7. The dollar amount represents the total education and related spending per degree and certificate completed. Education and related spending includes instruction, student services, administration, and facility maintenance, but excludes sponsored research and auxiliary enterprises such as hospitals and dormitories which are funded with dedicated resources. Lowest number is best.
*Illinois public postsecondary institutions included in this data: all 48 community colleges; zero public bachelor’s; seven public master’s universities (Chicago State University; Eastern Illinois University; Governors State University; Northeastern Illinois University; Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville; University of Illinois Springfield; and Western Illinois University); and five public research universities (Illinois State University; Northern Illinois University; Southern Illinois University – Carbondale; University of Illinois, Chicago; and University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign).
See also the report by the Higher Education Finance Study Commission, December 2010, Illinois Board of Higher Education website (www.ibhe.org).