Costs of Attending a Post-Secondary Institution–IPEDS “First Look”

Are you interested in seeing what college  costs are at all types of post-secondary Title IV institutions? The report below shows data from the Fall, 2011, data collection round by IPEDS–Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. This “first look” report is 13 page report includes tables that represent breakdowns by institution type (public, private non-profit, private for-profit, etc.) and student characteristics. The “meat” of the report is 13 pages long, including 5 pages of tables, 2 pages explaining the data collection process, and a 3-page glossary of terms. The tables give a clear snapshot of post-secondary institutional costs incurred by students, including one table that breaks down costs by tuition, books and supplies, room and board, and “other expenses.” Also in the report are links to the database files from which the report data derive. From the report glossary:

Title IV institution: An institution that has a written agreement with the Secretary of Education that allows the institution to participate in any of the Title IV federal student financial assistance programs (other than the State Student Incentive Grant [SSIG] and the National Early Intervention Scholarship and Partnership [NEISP] programs).

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2011-12; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2010-11; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2010-11

This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2011 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2011-12 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2010-11 academic year.

 URL: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2012289

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K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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