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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Fixed-Rate Tuition Plans

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Tuition has increased nationally at 4 times the rate of disposable income in the past 20 years.  This report examines the elements, benefits, and additional considerations of fixed-tuition plans.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Baseline Report on HB2320

Categories: Education-Higher,Telecommunications/Internet,Virginia Issues

Study report with 5 preliminary conclusions on development of a plan by the state’s two or four year private or public colleges for a cooperative online degree program at a per student tuition cost of $4,000 or less per year.  2015 legislation (HB 2320) in the General Assembly had called for preparation of such a plan.  From the State Council of Higher Education


2015-16 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Report and analysis on board-approved tuition and fee increases for the 2015-16 academic year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost sharing relationship between students and the state, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  The average increase for tuition and mandatory fees is 7.1% for the 15-16 year.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


2014-15 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Methodology Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Describes the universe, methods, and editing procedures used in the federal government’s collection of data on colleges and universities.  From the Education Department


Science and Engineering State Profiles

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics

An interactive site that provides access to state-level data on science and engineering personnel, finances, and state rankings.  Displays up to 10 state profiles of the user’s choice.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2014-15: Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14, and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that average cost for tuition and required fees was about $7,900 for in-state students and about $17,900 for out-of-state students for the 2014-15 year.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Community Colleges and the “Completion Agenda”

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Looks at what is meant by the term “completion agenda,” especially at the community college level, and its significance as an investment in the country’s future. From the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia


Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY2013: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Govt Procurement,Science/Technology,Statistics

37 statistical tables on federal government support to colleges and universities for science and engineering.  Some tables cover trends back to the 1960s.  Data presented by type of activity supported, federal agency, and university recipients.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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