The relationship between state-level higher education support and political control on select United States colleges and universities institutional indirect cost rates

Kimberly Shanetta McKoy, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship between state-level funded support for higher education and political control with institutional indirect cost rates at select United States colleges and universities. A correlational research design was utilized using a MLR model to investigate if a relationship exists between institutional indirect cost rates, state political control, state funded support for higher education, and select institutional characteristics. Datum for this study was archival retrieved from the Higher Education Research and Development Survey (HERD), Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), and National Conference of State Legislature (NCSL) on select United States colleges and universities. The findings from this study revealed that (a) indirect cost rates were not significantly affected by which party dominated the legislative and executive branches (b) state funded support for higher education was not found to be a statistically significant predictor of indirect cost rates, and (c) the model developed in this study was found to be a significant predictor of indirect cost rates. Select institutional characteristics in this study indicated that the five Carnegie Classifications used in this study indicated no difference in indirect cost rates. However, increases in federal institutionally financed research and development funding support for research by colleges and universities were found to predict higher indirect cost rates, while full time equivalent (FTE) ratios were not found to be associated with indirect cost^

Subject Area

Higher education administration|Educational leadership|Finance

Recommended Citation

McKoy, Kimberly Shanetta, "The relationship between state-level higher education support and political control on select United States colleges and universities institutional indirect cost rates" (2015). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI10052173.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI10052173

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