Ongoing as authorized by the Public School Code of 1949, Section 2017-A. This report is commonly known as the Snyder Report and the 2014 annual report was the 40th consecutive published by Joint State.
In 1972, amendments to the appropriation bills required analysis of the State-related universities, and a similar reporting requirement for State Colleges was added in 1976. This report is produced annually for the use of the appropriations and education committees of the House and Senate, and as an added disclosure to the general public. The General Assembly directly appropriates monies to the State-related and State-owned universities for instruction. The data in this study include: averaging benefit per full-time equivalent (FTE) student, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency grant and matching fund awards per FTE student, average instructional salary of the faculty at Pennsylvania's public universities--the salary directly attributable to instructional activities, average total workweek of the full-time faculty and faculty contact hours with students.