Peer Equity Adjustment Explanation

Dr. Jim Purcell
Executive Director
P: (334) 242-2123


Links to the data used in determining the peer equity adjustments as a part of the ACHE budget recommendation for FY 2019-2020 are below.

The best place to start will be the overview of the information provided and the description of the process. Please click here for Overview.

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) was contracted by ACHE to develop statistical peers for each public institution.

Each institution’s NCHEMS derived peers and the data that was used in determining those peers can be found the following excel worksheets.

Institutions found to be below 90% of their $perFTE peers from state support were recommended for additional state appropriations. Ten percent (10%) of the identified gap to peer averages was recommended for these institutions in the budget recommendation. A Summary of the identified gap is found in the attached file.

A copy of the December 7, 2018 Commission item that include the peer adjustment can be found here.