Data Sources

Resources

The Community College Finance Simulator User Guide provides an overview of some of the key functions of the simulator tool, how you can use them to learn more about the funding provided to community college districts, and how you can make modifications using the tool.

Simulator Tool Data Sources

 

Data Source
Revenue: State Formula (FY20) Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Revenue: Contact Hours (FY20) Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Revenue: Success Points (FY20) Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Revenue: Core Funding (FY20) Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Revenue: BAT (FY20) Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Revenue: Ad Valorem (FY20) Sources and Uses Detail
Revenue: Tuition and Fees (FY20) Sources and Uses Detail
Contact Hours Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Success Points Basis of Legislative Appropriations
Taxable Valuation CARAT*
Tax Rate CARAT*
Full-Time Student Equivalent (FTSE) CARAT
Academically and Economically Disadvantaged Students University of Texas-Dallas Education Research Center

* The Texas Comptroller’s Tax Rate and Levies report was used to provide information on the taxable valuation and tax rates of community colleges whose data was not reported in CARAT.