Monday, July 19, 2010

Trends in College Spending: 1998-2008

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Trends in College Spending, 1 9 9 8 - 2 0 0 8 : Where does the money come from? Where does i t go? WHAT DOES IT BUY?
from Delta Cost Project

as described in NACUBO Bulletin, July 19, 2010

"New Report Examines Trends in College Spending
The Delta Cost Project on Postsecondary Costs, Productivity, and Accountability has released a report examining trends in spending and revenue at colleges and universities in the United States from 1998 to 2008. In addition, the Delta Cost Project has unveiled its Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online, a Web-based database that tracks the spending and revenue sources of 2,300 public and private colleges and universities."

Above quote is from NACUBO Bulletin, July 19 2010

The web-based database is available via

"Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online is an interactive web-based data system that gives higher education stakeholders easy access to information on finance, performance, and enrollments for individual institutions, groups of institutions, or the nation as a whole. Recent patterns in higher education finance are presented using six primary "metrics" compiled by the Delta Cost Project (shown below). These metrics mirror those in the Delta Cost Project’s Trends in College Spending reports, where national-level patterns and trends are presented. The TCS system allows institutional-level comparisons with those national data. " Quote from website
retrieved July 19, 2010

Report is available via

"The data in this report were drawn from the Delta Cost Project IPEDS database, which
was developed using publicly available data reported to the federal government
through annual IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System) surveys on
higher education finance, enrollments, completions, and student aid. Adjustments
were made to harmonize and standardize the data as much as possible to account for
changes over time in accounting standards and IPEDS reporting formats. These
adjustments ensure reasonable consistency in the patterns over time and allow broad
comparisons between public and private institutions. The data are standardized by
FTE enrollments and adjusted for inflation to further facilitate these comparisons."
Quote is from Report, p. 6, retrieved July 19, 2010

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