ERIC Number: ED246818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Higher-Education Indicators: Tuition, Room, and Board.
Brown, Maryann K.; And Others
The development of indicators of the price of tuition, room, and board at U.S. colleges during academic years 1972-1973 through 1979-1980 is discussed. Attention is directed to purposes and premises of the indicators, basic concepts of price and student expenses, major implications and indications evaluated during 1972-1980, and future research and potential applications of the findings. Different methodologies for studying price changes as they might be applied to expenses facing the student are examined, especially the Laspeyres-type index, whose methodology is comparable to the Consumer Price Index, The Higher Education Price Index, and other price series. Tuition trends at lower-priced and higher-priced institutions are also examined. Additional areas of analysis include: differences between public and private institutions in room and board charges, regional pricing differences, and other student expenditures (books and supplies, personal, and transportation). Average tuition per student are presented for the following categories of institutions: major research, other doctoral, other four-year institutions, professional and specialized institutions, and two-year institutions. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Indexes, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Noninstructional Student Costs, Private Colleges, Professional Education, State Colleges, Student Costs, Trend Analysis, Tuition, Two Year Colleges
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, P.O. Drawer P, Boulder, CO 80302 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Educational Policy and Organization Program.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, Boulder, CO.