ERIC Number: ED211018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Annual Survey of Student Fees, 1981-82, Part I.
Student charges for 1980-81 at member institutions of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges were surveyed. A response rate of 87 percent (299 institutions) was obtained. Data are presented on resident and nonresident tuition and fees, average charges, ranges of fees, charges for undergraduate and graduate students, regional comparisons, two-year comparisons, and 10-year trends in student charges. The average tuition bill for a year's attendance at one of the nation's public four-year comprehensive colleges had increased 14.8 percent, from $712 in 1980-81 to $818 in 1981-82, an increase of 12.6 percent. The percentage increase in total charges (tuition and fees and room and board) was similar for both undergraduate residents (11.3 percent) and nonresidents (11.2 percent). The average total charge for residents was $2,578, while it was $3,781 for nonresidents. The overall rise of student charges for 1981-82 was spurred by inflation and cutbacks in appropriations of state tax funds for operating costs of higher education. The western states as a group reported the highest percentage increase in state resident tuition and fees (18.7 percent), while the East continued its trend of having the highest average tuition and fees for both residents ($1106) and nonresidents ($2402). Information is presented on states with the highest undergraduate tuition and fees and with the highest percent increase. Average graduate tuition and fees and charges by region are examined. Undergraduate and graduate student charges for residents and nonresidents are presented by state and institution, and a sample questionnaire is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Fees, Financial Problems, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, In State Students, Land Grant Universities, Out of State Students, Private Colleges, School Surveys, State Colleges, State Universities, Student Costs, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.