Monday, August 9, 2010

Trends in College Spending Online Data System

Check out Trends in College Spending Online, a data system that allows "institutional-level comparisons with ... national data" regarding revenue, expenditures, enrollments, and other metrics.

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"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 .... The TCS system allows institutional-level comparisons with those national data.

Six Metrics:
Revenue: Where Does the Money Come From?
Expenditures: Where Does the Money Go?
Performance: Outcomes and Spending
Spending Comparisons: Prices and Enrollments vs. Spending
Enrollment: Where Do Students Go?
Full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollments and headcount enrollment by undergraduate/graduate level, full-time/part-time status, race/ethnicity are shown.

TCS Online presents select data from the Delta Cost Project IPEDS Database from 2002 forward. The Delta Database was compiled from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) surveys; all higher education institutions that participate in federal student financial aid programs are required to submit data on enrollments, finance, staffing, and completions each year. In some instances, the Delta Cost Project has adjusted the reported data to allow for more consistent comparisons over time and across different reporting standards (see the documentation tab of the TCS system). All financial data in TCS are reported per full-time equivalent (FTE) student and can be shown in current or inflation-adjusted dollars."

Excerpt above is from retrieved August 9, 2010

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