June 21, 2021

New: National Center for Education Statistics Releases Revised Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees, and Degrees

New from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

About the Report

This First Look is a revised version of the preliminary report released on July 23, 2015. It includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2014-15 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2013-14 academic year.

Report Highlights

Fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased approximately the same for both in-state and out-of-state students (a nearly 3 percent increase for both). During that same time period, 4-year nonprofit institutions increased overall at 3 percent. However, for-profit institutions reported a 2 percent decrease. This First Look presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2014 data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2014-15—such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2013 through June 2014; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2013-14 academic year.

Other findings include:

  • In 2014-15, of the 7,310 Title IV institutions in the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions, 3,099 were classified as 4-year institutions, 2,156 were 2-year institutions, and the remaining 2,055 were less-than-2-year institutions.
  • Of the roughly 3.2 million students receiving degrees at 4-year Title IV institutions, 58 percent received a bachelor’s degree. This percentage varied by control of institution, with 65 percent of the 1.8 million students at public institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree, 53 percent of the roughly 1.0 million students at private nonprofit institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree, and 39 percent of the roughly 355,000 student at private for-profit institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree.
  • Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling about 27.8 million individual students. Of these, roughly 24.1 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.8 million were graduate students.

Direct to Full Text Report (Also Embedded Below): Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2013-14: First Look (Provisional Data) (16 pages; PDF)

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2014-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2013-14;…

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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