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ERIC Number: ED528731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 213
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Fact Book on Higher Education: U.S. Regions and 50 States in Perspective
Marks, Joseph L.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
This 2011 edition of the "SREB (Southern Regional Education Board) Fact Book on Higher Education" is something new--bigger and better. As always, it continues a proud tradition begun in 1956 of presenting comparative data for colleges and universities in the SREB region in a national context. But this year--for the first time--it provides data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, organized into geographical regions defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Now more than ever, this larger, national format can help leaders both in education and government spot emerging trends, evaluate progress and make informed judgments about the impact of state and institutional policies. Inside readers will find detailed national, regional and state data on topics that they have come to expect, including: education attainment and demographics; economic indicators; elementary and secondary school enrollments; high school graduates; employment and unemployment; government revenues and expenditures; college-going rates, first-year college student persistence rates; enrollments by age, sex, racial/ethnic group and full-time or part-time attendance; undergraduate, graduate and professional-level enrollments; e-learning trends; graduation and progression rates and degrees granted; tuition and fees; financial aid to students; characteristics and salaries of faculty and administrators; funding for higher education; and college and university revenues and expenditures. The 2011 edition also adds important new measures on college completion and affordability. Readers will see valuable data on postsecondary career/technical education certificates and diplomas, college credits taken by high school students, time- and credits-to-degree for bachelor's and associate's degree graduates, and education attainment comparisons for younger and older components of the working-age population, in addition to the traditional report on adults ages 25 and over. New comparisons reveal the full cost of attendance and the "net price" of college for students by family income level, plus 100 percent of normal time graduation rates and student-to-faculty ratios. Appended are: (1) SREB-State Data Exchange Definitions of Institutional Categories and Listing of Public Universities, Four-Year and Two-Year Colleges, and Technical Institutes or Colleges; and (2) SREB-State Data Exchange Agendas. (Contains 105 tables and 42 endnotes.) [For an earlier edition, "Fact Book on Higher Education," see ED508022.]
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board