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ERIC Number: ED536131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Spending: Where Does the Money Go? A Delta Data Update, 2000-2010
Hurlburt, Steven; Kirshstein, Rita J.
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research
This is one in a series of data briefs developed by the Delta Cost Project at AIR using data from the "IPEDS Analytics: Delta Cost Project Database 1987-2010," which was released on August 14, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. The intent of these briefs is to update key tables and figures from "Trends in College Spending: Where does the money come from? Where does it go? What does it buy?" This data brief focuses on institutional spending between 2000 and 2010, with particular attention paid to changes between 2009 and 2010. To understand how spending patterns may have shifted, this brief looks at the following spending metrics: (1) Total spending by standard expense categories; (2) Spending aggregated into three different snapshots: total expenditures from all revenue sources and activities; education and general (E&G) spending, which is a subset that excludes auxiliary activities and hospitals; and education and related (E&R) spending, which is a subset that focuses solely on the educational mission of colleges and universities; and (3) Spending within E&R or the proportion allocated to instruction, student services, and support/maintenance. All of the Delta measures are reported in 2010 constant dollars and adjusted for changes in enrollments by dividing expenditures per full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment. A table presenting FTE enrollment changes is included in the supplemental table section of this update. (Contains 5 figures and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research