Tuesday, December 31, 2013
New Data on Postsecondary Enrollment, Graduation Rates, Student Financial Aid, and Employees at Postsecondary Institutions.
By extending the time students were tracked for program completion from within 100 percent of normal time to within 200 percent of normal time, graduation rates for undergraduates who were full-time, first-time students in 2008 increased from 21 percent to 38 percent at 2-year institutions and from 46 percent to 69 percent at less-than-2-year institutions, according to new data released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2012; Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2004-2009; and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012 presents findings from the spring 2013 data collection of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics within the Institute of Education Sciences.
Other findings include:
• In fall 2012, Title IV institutions enrolled 18.2 million undergraduate and 2.9 million graduate students. Of the 18.2 million undergraduates, 58 percent were enrolled in 4-year institutions, 40 percent in 2-year institutions, and 2 percent in less-than-2-year institutions.
• In fiscal year 2012, public 4-year institutions and administrative offices received 21 percent of their revenues from tuition and fees, compared with 39 percent at private nonprofit entities and 89 percent at private for-profit entities. Additionally, 29 percent of expenses at public 4-year entities were for instruction, compared with 42 percent at public 2-year entities and 50 percent at public less-than-2-year entities.
• Approximately 59 percent of full-time, first-time students at 4-year institutions in 2006 who were seeking a bachelor’s or equivalent degree completed a bachelor’s or equivalent degree within 6 years at the institution where they began their studies.