For fiscal year 2009, Kentucky public higher education's funding per full-time equivalent pupil was (again) above national average.
The amount paid by state appropriations was above average.
The amount paid by students and their families, known as "net tuition" after financial aid, was above average.
And the total was above average.
More exactly, the numbers graphed above are unadjusted figures from the SHEF 2009 work. In the main report, the figures show Kentucky figures adjusted upward because of our lower cost of living and our enrollment mix. There, Kentucky's net tuition paid by families is shown as $5,215, the appropriation figure as $7,969, and the total revenue as $13,184. I backed out that adjustment by multiplying the Kentucky figures by the 0.895 adjustment factor shown in the report's "Technical Paper Table 2." Graphing the adjusted numbers would make Kentucky's spending appear still further ahead of national average.