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ERIC Number: ED536132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Revenues: Where Does the Money Come from? A Delta Data Update, 2000-2010
Kirshstein, Rita J.; Hurlburt, Steven
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 revenues between 2000 and 2010, with particular attention paid to changes between 2009 and 2010. To understand how revenue patterns may have shifted, this brief looks at the following revenue metrics: (1) Total operating revenues by major sources; (2) The interaction between net tuition revenues and state and local appropriations, which are the primary funding sources for the academic mission at public institutions; and (3) Patterns of tuition discounting and the differences between sticker price, gross tuition revenues, and net tuition revenues. All the Delta measures are reported in 2010 constant dollars and adjusted for changes in enrollments by dividing revenues 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: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research