December 3, 2020

Higher Education: New Data: Approximately 17.7 Million Undergraduate and 2.9 Million Graduate Students in United States

New data report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Report Title: Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014: First Look (Provisional Data)

Summary and Key Findings:

The percent of revenues received from tuition and fees varies greatly depending on the type of institution. In fiscal year 2014, public 4-year institutions and administrative offices received about 20 percent of their revenues from tuition and fees, compared with just over 29 percent at private nonprofit entities and nearly 91 percent at private for-profit entities, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics. Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2014; and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2014 presents findings from the spring 2015 data collection of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences.

Other findings include:

• In fall 2014, Title IV institutions enrolled approximately 17.7 million undergraduate and about 2.9 million graduate students. Of the approximately 17.7 million undergraduates, about 60 percent were enrolled in 4-year institutions, nearly 39 percent in 2-year institutions, and nearly 2 percent in less-than-2-year institutions.

• In fiscal year 2014, about 29 percent of expenses at public 4-year entities were for instruction, compared with approximately 43 percent at public 2-year entities and nearly 51 percent at public less-than-2-year entities

• Title IV institutions and administrative offices reported employing approximately 4.1 million individuals in fall 2014. Of the 4.1 million individuals, about 2.5 million were employed full-time and about 1.6 million were employed part-time.

Direct to Full Text Report (26 pages; PDF)

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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