The State Share of Instruction (SSI) is an allocation formula based on student outcomes. Each State supported college and university reports detailed cost information to the Ohio Department of Higher Education (DHE) within the Higher Education Information (HEI) system. That data serves as the basis for the SSI calculations.
The University funding model consists of three primary funding components:
- Course Completions (aka Completed FTE), which comprises approximately 30% of the distribution;
- Degree Completion which allocates 50% of the distribution; and
- Set-Asides, if applicable
- Medical model set-aside
- Doctoral set-aside
The Community College funding model consists of three primary funding components:
- Course Completions (aka Completed FTE), which comprises approximately 50% of the distribution;
- Student progress metrics, known as Success Points, which allocates 25% of the distribution;
- Completion Milestones (degrees, long-term certificates, transfers to 4-year institutions) which allocates 25%.
To determine reimbursement amounts for the course completions and certificate/degree completions, DHE calculates statewide average modeled costs (using 6 years of data) by subject area and level of instruction through “Resource Analysis.” Each course is assigned to a model, based on subject area and level of instruction. There are 26 models: Arts & Humanities (AH 1-6), Business, Education and Social Sciences (BES 1-7), Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medical (STEM 1-9), Doctoral (Doc 1-2), and Medical (Med 1-2).
More information can be found at:
- SSI Spreadsheets and handbooks that explain more detail about SSI calculations (Link)
- SSI Overview - FY20 (power point)
- Matrix of Interaction of SSI Models and Data Sources (PDF)
- SSI Model Overviews and data sources (excel)
- Technical Documentation (Word)
- Guidance and tips on SSI data verification (Word)
- Monthly Subsidy Distribution Schedules (Link)