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2016-17 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD248.pdf

Reports that tuition and required fees at Virginia’s public institutions of higher education will increase by an average of 4.6% for fall 2016.  The average increase for in-state students is 2.9%.  Also provides a summary of four items: board-approved tuition and fee increases for 2016-17, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and national tuition trends.  Includes tables showing charges and fees by school.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


What Drives Petroleum Product Prices?

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides graphs that show factors affecting petroleum product prices on a monthly or quarterly basis.  Corresponding tab shows what affects crude oil prices.  From the Energy Information Adminstration


U. S. Households’ Demand for Convenience Foods

Categories: Advertising/Marketing,Food/Nutrition,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the reasons behind the rise in popularity of convenience foods including pricing, advertising, and time-use patterns.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2014-15: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that average cost for tuition and required fees for in-state students at public institutions was up about 4% to $8,100 and for out-of-state students to $18,300.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


OPEC Revenues Fact Sheet 2015

Categories: Energy,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Estimates that members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries earned about $404 billion in net oil export revenues in 2015, a 46% decline  from the $753 billion earned in 2014.  Also provides country level data for net oil export revenues and per capita net oil export revenues.  From the Energy Information Administration



The First 50 Years of the Producer Price Index: Setting Inflation Expectations for Today

Categories: Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the 125 year history and evolution of the primary measure of price changes in the domestic supply chain. From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


An All-Payer View of Hospital Discharge to Postacute Care, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the types of settings which provide post-acute care when patients are released from hospitals, their costs, and the sources of payment.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Spotlight on Statistics: A Look at Healthcare Spending, Employment, Pay, Benefits, and Prices

Categories: Careers,Health/Medical,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Examines the healthcare industry, including how much people spend on health care, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


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