Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment: 2011-12

This First Look presents preliminary data findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2012 collection, which included three survey components: Institutional Characteristics for the 2012-13 academic year, Completions covering the period July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012, and data on 12-Month Enrollment for the 2011-12 academic year.

Selected Findings •

- In 2012-13, of the 7,416 Title IV institutions in the United States and other U.S. jurisdictions, 3,110 were classified as 4-year institutions, 2,263 were 2-year institutions, and the remaining 2,043 were less-than-2-year institutions (table 1).
- Average tuition and required fees for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates at public and nonprofit 4-year institutions increased from 2010-11 to 2012-13, while tuition and required fees decreased at for-profit 4-year institutions over the same period (table 2).
- Of the roughly 3 million students receiving degrees at 4-year Title IV institutions, 46 percent were 18 to 24 years old (table 3). The proportion of degree recipients classified into this age group varied by control of institution. At public institutions, 54 percent of the nearly 1.7 million degree recipients were 18 to 24 years old. Forty-four percent of the roughly 971,000 degree recipients at nonprofit institutions and 15 percent of the approximately 352,000 degree recipients at for-profit institutions were 18 to 24 years old. - After adjusting for inflation,public institutions reported a 7 percent increase (to about $7,500) for in-state students and a 4 percent increase (to approximately $17,000) for out-of-state students, and nonprofit institutions reported a 3 percent increase (to about $24,300). For-profit institutions reported average tuition and required fees of approximately $15,400 for 2012-13, which represents a decrease of 2 percent when compared with the inflation-adjusted figure from 2010-11.
- Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling about 29 million individual students (table 4). Of these, roughly 25.2 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.8 million were graduate students.

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