Adam Andrzejewski’s Open the Books web site has released financial data on public colleges in Illinois.
Among them is McHenry County College.
While MCC is one of the minor players, Andrzejewski introductory comments are worth re-printing.
IL COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
SALARIES – PENSIONS
Here is what’s wrong with higher education.
Over thirteen years, Illinois colleges and universities vastly increased the size of their payrolls, spent lavishly on salaries and benefits, and expended billions on construction, but have yet to see a measurable increase in students. Since 2000, enrollments are up just one third of one percent annually (4.28% total).
Here are some of our findings from the Land of Lincoln:
- Student enrollment flat. Enrollment was 542,450 (2000) and 566,198 (2012)- a slight .3367% average annual increase (1/3 of 1 percent per year). Source: OpenTheBooks.com
- Employment explosion.51,439 system wide employees (2000) to 90,589 employees (2013)- employment outpaced enrollment by 17x.
- Gross salary spike. $1.817 billion total payroll (2000) vs. $4.4 billion in total payroll (2013)- payroll grew 36x faster than enrollment. Click here to see annual totals by institution
- Binge Building boom. Net assignable square footage was 14.756 million (2000) vs 18.144 million (2012) for community colleges and 37.176 million (2000) vs 45.085 million (2009, last year available) for universities – more than 6x the pace of enrollment. Sources: ICCBD and IBHE
On the top of the McHenry County College report are MCC’s top salaries:
Below the highest twenty-five salaries appears a chart showing how salaries are distributed among employees:
Next comes total salaries and number employees from2008 through 2013:
The top twenty-five pensions appear next: