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ERIC Number: ED502848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 37
Abstractor: ERIC
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Postsecondary Institutions in the United States: Fall 2007, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2006-07, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2006-07. First Look. NCES 2008-159
Knapp, Laura G.; Kelly-Reid, Janice E.; Ginder, Scott A.
National Center for Education Statistics
This First Look report presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2007 data collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2007-08 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007, and 12-Month Enrollment covering academic year 2006-07. The data on which this report is based are available to researchers and the public through the IPEDS Peer Analysis System and the College Navigator. This First Look report is based on the collection of data from more than 6,500 postsecondary education institutions that participate in Title IV federal student financial aid programs. Selected findings include: (1) In 2007-08, there were 6,709 Title IV postsecondary institutions in the United States and other jurisdictions of which 41 percent were classified as 4-year institutions, 33 percent were 2-year institutions, and the remaining were less-than-2-year institutions; (2) Among all Title IV institutions in the United States, 41 percent reported offering a bachelor's degree or higher as their highest offering, 13 percent reported offering an award of at least 2 but less than 4 years as their highest offering, 20 percent reported offering an associate's degree as their highest offering, and 26 percent reported offering an award of less than 2 years as their highest offering; (3) During 2007-08, private not-for-profit 4-year institutions reported average tuition and required fees charges for full-time undergraduates of $19,047; private for-profit 4-year institutions reported charging $14,908, on average, for tuition and required fees during 2007-08, and public 4-year institutions reported charging out-of-state undergraduates an average of $13,595 and in-state undergraduates an average of $5,730; (4) Public 4-year institutions reported a 5 percent increase (after adjusting for inflation) in instate tuition and required fees and a 3 percent increase in out-of-state tuition and required fees charged to full-time undergraduates between 2005-06 and 2007-08; over the same 2-year period, 4-year private not-for-profit institutions reported a 7 percent increase and private for-profit 4-year institutions reported a 5 percent increase in tuition and required fees charged to full-time undergraduates; (5) Private for-profit 4-year institutions reported the highest overall average price of attendance during 2007-08 for full-time undergraduates living on campus ($33,029); the comparable figure for private not-for-profit 4-year institutions was $31.109; public 4-year institutions reported an average price of $16,758 for in-state full-time undergraduates living on campus and $24,955 for out-of-state full-time undergraduates living on campus; (6) For the 2006-07 academic year, 4-year Title IV institutions reported awarding 2.4 million degrees and 2-year institutions reported awarding 563,875 degrees; (7) During the 2006-07 academic year, Title IV institutions reported conferring about 3.8 million postsecondary awards (degrees or certificates); (8) During the 2006-07 academic year, Title IV institutions in the United States reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling 25.0 million individual students; of which 21.6 million were undergraduates, 3.1 million were graduate students, and 367,000 were first-professional students; and (9) During the 2006-07 academic year, Title IV institutions in the United States reported fulltime equivalent enrollment of 14.9 million graduate and undergraduate students. Two appendixes are included: (1) Survey Methodology; and (2) Glossary of IPEDS Terms. (Contains 11 tables and 10 footnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/help/orderinfo.asp
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
IES Funded: Yes