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Desrochers, Donna M.; Hurlburt, Steven – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2016
This report examines college and university finances during one of the most turbulent economic periods in decades. The financial ramifications of the 2008 recession were vast, affecting students' ability to pay for college, lawmakers' prioritization of public resources, and the budgetary environment facing higher education leaders. The challenges…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Expenditures
Desrochers, Donna M.; Kirshstein, Rita – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2014
Skyrocketing college tuitions and trillion-dollar student loan debt have put college and university spending in the spotlight. Policymakers, parents, and students are asking why tuitions at public four-year colleges and universities have soared nearly 160 percent since 1990 and how this is affecting the higher education workforce. This report…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Employment Patterns, Compensation (Remuneration)
Desrochers, Donna M.; Hurlburt, Steven – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2014
This "Trends in College Spending" update presents national-level estimates for the "Delta Cost Project" data metrics during the period 2001-11. To accelerate the release of more current trend data, however, this update includes only a brief summary of the financial patterns and trends observed during the decade 2001-11, with…
Descriptors: Costs, Higher Education, Colleges, Expenditures
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
This AIR Data Brief examines where STEM and SBE majors are earning their degrees and what these students typically pay for their undergraduate education, with special emphasis on underrepresented minority populations. Students are seeking more affordable options, the brief finds, but student loan debt is a growing concern for broaden participation…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial)
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
Concerns over college costs and student debt are at an all-time high. This AIR Data Brief looks into the impact that certain types of institutes, and degree programs (STEM or SBE sciences) can have on a student's potential debt load, particularly among students who are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This data brief is the second of four in…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial)
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
While undergraduates in the STEM and SBE fields tend to accumulate considerable student loan debt, this AIR Data Brief finds the opposite is true for many individuals pursuing doctorates in the sciences. Early debt accumulation at the undergraduate level can have dramatic implications for participation in advanced degrees, the brief explains. This…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial)
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
This AIR Data Brief breaks down the "cost per degree" estimates for 28 disciplines, including those in the STEM fields, which among the most expensive degrees to produce. The brief points to ways colleges can change their tuition structure to finance STEM degrees more affordably. This data brief is the fourth of four in the series. (See…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Science Instruction, Majors (Students), Debt (Financial)
Desrochers, Donna M. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2013
Athletics are big business on many college campuses, but does this come with a price tag? This issue brief looks at academic and athletic spending in NCAA Division I public universities between 2005 and 2010. Among a host of findings, this brief shows that the athletic departments of most public colleges and universities competing in NCAA Division…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Organizations (Groups)
Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
This brief summarizes Internet-based research into other industries that may offer useful analogies for thinking about student attrition in higher education, in particular for setting realistic benchmarks for reductions in attrition. Reducing attrition to zero or close to zero is not a realistic possibility in higher education. Students are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attrition, Industry, Benchmarking
Wellman, Jane; Johnson, Nate; Steele, Patricia – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
The collision between funding realities and the paramount goal of increasing educational attainment has brought new attention to ways to reduce postsecondary attrition and get more students who enroll in college to complete a degree or credential. Reductions in attrition are both educationally effective and cost effective. Students reach…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Credits, Educational Attainment, Methods
Yanagiura, Takeshi – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
This instruction manual explains in detail how to use the Attrition Cost Model program, which estimates the cost of student attrition for a state's higher education system. Programmed with SAS, this model allows users to instantly calculate the cost of attrition and the cumulative attrition rate that is based on the most recent retention and…
Descriptors: Student Attrition, Higher Education, Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate
Kirshstein, Rita J. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
Like many of her classmates, the author was a first-generation student, but that meant something quite different in the late 1960s than it does now. When she attended, college, the jobs parents had with high school degrees allowed them to provide considerable support for college educations. Paying for college was difficult but not as difficult as…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Paying for College, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
Hurlburt, Steven; Kirshstein, Rita J. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Educational Finance, Expenditures, Hospitals
Kirshstein, Rita J.; Hurlburt, Steven – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Educational Finance, Full Time Equivalency, Tuition
Kirshstein, Rita J.; Kadamus, James A. – Delta Cost Project at American Institutes for Research, 2012
High-end amenities like rock climbing walls on college campuses have become an easy target for those attempting to explain rising tuitions. This Delta Perspective looks beyond the media attention surrounding these "frills" to examine more serious questions about spending on campus facilities, college spending in general, and the real drivers of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Campuses, Student Experience
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