ERIC Number: ED423762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Trends in College Pricing, 1998.
College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
This report presents data on college costs from the Annual Survey of Colleges for the 1998-99 academic year, as well as trends in costs over the past 25 years and analyses of college prices in relation to family income and available financial aid. Ten tables and seven figures present such data as average fixed charges for undergraduates, sample undergraduate budgets, average tuition and fees in current and constant dollars, and 10-year comparison of tuition and fees by region and institution type. Data highlights include the following: (1) average tuition at public four-year institutions is $3,243, an increase of 4 percent over 1997-98; (2) the Southwest has the lowest and New England the highest tuition rates at both private and public institutions; (3) since 1980 college prices have risen between two and three times the Consumer Price Index; (4) almost three-quarters of students at four-year institutions pay less than $8,000 in tuition and fees; (5) student aid has increased in total value but not enough to keep pace with rising tuition; and (6) there has been a decline in state and federal funding for higher education which has resulted in greater costs for students and families. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cost Estimates, Differences, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Parent Financial Contribution, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Regional Characteristics, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
College Board Publications, Two College Way, Forrester Center, WV 25438; Tel: 800-323-7155 (Toll Free) ($12).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
Note: For a related document, see HE 031 607; for a previous document, see ED 414 800.