ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

New Guide Empowers Trustees to Look at Administrative Spending

July 25, 2017

How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight, ACTA’s newest trustee guide, takes a fresh look at spending levels and priorities on college campuses. Using Department of Education data from over 1,200 colleges and universities, ACTA calculated average ratios for administrative and instructional spending across different Carnegie Classified institutions. Designed to help trustees analyze their own expenditures and benchmark against national medians, ACTA’s guide provides an action plan for trustees ready to take a serious look at administrative costs and their implications for their college’s financial health. Read the report here.

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