September 28, 2021

Higher Education: New Report Releases Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees, and Degrees in United States

From the National Center for Education Statistics:

2018-06-05_15-39-45Between 2014-15 and 2016-17, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions increased more than 2 percent for both in-state and out-of-state students (after adjusting for inflation). During that same time period, tuition and required fees increased about 3 percent at 4-year nonprofit institutions and decreased about 1 percent at for-profit institutions.

The National Center for Education Statistics released a new First Look report today (June 5) that presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2017 collection.

This collection included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2017-18 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year.

Other findings include:

In 2017-18, there were 6,642 Title IV institutions in the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions— 2,902 were classified as 4-year institutions, 1,932 were 2-year institutions, and the remaining 1,808 were less-than-2-year institutions;

Of the roughly 3.3 million students receiving degrees or certificates at 4-year Title IV degree-granting institutions, more than 58 percent received a bachelor’s degree. This percentage varied by control of institution, with about 64 percent of the 2.0 million students at public institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree, roughly 53 percent of the 1.1 million students at nonprofit institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree, and about 41 percent of the 277,000 students at for-profit institutions receiving a bachelor’s degree;

Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment of about 26.7 million individual students. Of these, roughly 22.9 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.8 million were graduate students.

Full Text Report

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2017–18; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2016–17; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2016–17
22 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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