From Today’s Announcement by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES):
For the 2010-11 academic year, the average price of attendance before aid and the net price of attendance varied by institutional sector. Among full-time, first time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students receiving any grant aid, those attending public 4-year institutions, average price before aid was approximately $17,600 and net price was about $11,000; for those attending nonprofit 4-year institutions, average price before aid was roughly $34,000 and net price was about $19,800; and for those attending for-profit 4-year institutions, average price before aid was approximately $27,900 and net price was about $22,500. This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2011-12 data collection, which includes two components: Human Resources, which highlights data on institutional staff and salaries; and Student Financial Aid data for the 2010-11 academic year.
Other findings included:
• Title IV institutions and administrative offices reported employing approximately 3.9 million individuals in fall 2011. Of the 3.9 million individuals, about 2.5 million were reported to be employed full time and about 1.4 million were reported to be employed part time.
Direct to Full Text Report of New NCES Report:
Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011 and Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2010–11 – First Look (Preliminary Data) (17 pages; PDF)