ERIC Number: ED435273
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Trends in College Pricing, 1999.
College Board, Washington, DC. Washington Office.
This report presents data on college costs from the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges for the 1999-2000 academic year, as well as trends in costs since 1971-72 and analyses of college prices in relation to family income and available financial aid. Twelve tables and fourteen figures present such data as average fixed charges for undergraduates, sample undergraduate budgets, average student expenses by College Board region, tuition and fees by region and by institution type in constant and current dollars, and cost of attendance at public and private institutions as a percentage of family income. Data highlights include the following: (1) average tuition at public four-year institutions is $3,356, an increase of 3.4 percent; (2) the Southwest offers the lowest tuition rates at both private and public four-year institutions; (3) room and board charges are between 3.6 and 4.8 percent higher than 1 year ago; (4) since 1980 college prices have been rising at two to three times the rate of the Consumer Price Index; (5) more than half of students attending four-year institutions pay less than $4,000 in tuition and fees; and (6) enrollment in postsecondary education has been rising for all income groups. Notes and source information are appended. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cost Estimates, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, National Surveys, Parent Financial Contribution, Paying for College, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Regional Characteristics, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Study
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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 032 492; for the prior report, see ED 423 762.