ERIC Number: ED216659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Indicators of Tuition, Room, and Board Prices: An Overview.
An overview is presented on one series within a set of higher education indicators being developed at the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS): a series dealing with the prices of tuition, room, and board. A Laspeyres-type index and a moving average are used to track tuition, room, and board prices for a sample of 2,488 institutions over the period from 1972-73 to 1979-80. The primary source of data was the annual Higher Education General Information Survey, the Institutional Characteristics Survey. Findings are disaggregated by type of institution (NCHEMS classification), public versus private control, and region of the country. Persistence, though not uniform, increases in average prices were found for all types of colleges and universities. Tuition increases typically did not keep pace with inflation over the period as a whole, but did so during the last few years of the period. The tuition gap between public and private institutions became larger. On a percentage basis, tuition increases at public two-year colleges were relatively high, but those institutions still enjoyed a substantial price advantage at the end of the period. Average tuition at North Atlantic public institutions increased more rapidly than that of public institutions elsewhere in the country. Increases in room and board prices lagged significantly behind increases in the price of rent and food at home. As a group, public two-year institutions also experienced a substantial enrollment growth during the period. Data are presented on tuition prices at doctorate-granting institutions, other four-year institutions, and by region, and other student expenses by living arrangement. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: College Housing, Cost Estimates, Economic Factors, Educational Economics, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Institutional Characteristics, Noninstructional Student Costs, Private Colleges, School Surveys, State Colleges, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80501 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.
Identifiers: Financial Indicators; National Center for Higher Educ Management Systems
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).