Studies on Information System resources in higher education have traditionally focused on the large research institutions leaving much unsaid about other types of institutions. The educational institutions focused on in this study are smaller colleges and universities -- institutions with fewer than 5000 students. Some of the major areas studied were the finance and budgeting of technology resources. The author surveyed 629 CAUSE and Educom institutions with fewer than 5000 students in 1996. Of the 629 institutions survey, 350 provided usable responses for this study. The study was differentiated by public and private institutions.