[Libs-Or] NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Mon Sep 19 10:41:22 PDT 2011

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

[2011250]Between 2001-02 and 2010-11, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (47 percent increase) than for out-of-state students (35 percent increase). Also, 4-year nonprofit institutions increased at a higher percentage than for-profit institutions (31 percent compared to 18 percent) during that same time period. This First Look, Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in the United States: 2010-11, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2009-10, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2009-10, presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2010 data collection. The data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2010-11 such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2009 through June 2010; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2009-10 academic year.

Other findings include:

* Among 4-year institutions, nonprofit institutions reported the highest average price of attendance during 2010-11 for students living on campus (approximately $35,700), roughly $800 higher than the average for for-profit institutions (about $34,900). Public institutions reported an average price of attendance of approximately $19,500 for in-state students living on campus and $28,900 for out-of-state students living on campus.

* Institutions reported conferring about 4.3 million postsecondary awards (degrees or certificates). About 886,000 were less-than-2-year certificates, 900,000 were associate's degrees or at-least-2-but-less-than-4-year certificates, 1.7 million were bachelor's degrees, and 902,000 were post-baccalaureate awards.

* Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling about 28.9 million individual students. Of these, roughly 25.1 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.8 million were graduate students.

To view the full report please visit

This First Look report is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

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To obtain hard copy of many IES products as well as hard copy and electronic versions of hundreds of other U.S. Department of Education products please visit http://www.edpubs.org or call 1-877-433-7827 (877-4-EDPUBS).

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