College Tuition Rates Up, yet again!
New College and Graduate School Statistics on Admissions, Tuition and more…
Published by the United States Government Accountability Office, a report on Tuition Patterns gives us new data on college and graduate school admission.
Their summary of findings indicates that more students are enrolling in college than ever before (approximately 19% more in public institutions, and 15% more in private since 1996-1997). 62% students are full time, as opposed to 58% in 1996-1997. Colleges are seeing a special increase in minority student applications.
Although tuition has increased all accross institutions, the lowest increases are seen in colleges and universities with the largest student populations.
83% of all students are enrolled in public institutions, 17% in private institutions.
“In the 2006-2007 school year, 58% of Hispanic student were enrolled in 2-year schools” reports GAO, in comparison to 43% White/Non-hispanics.
Tuition fees increased on average +/- by 20% from $2,091 to $2,510. The highest increase was experienced in 4-year private research/doctoral institutions, with a 38% increase from $19,185 to 26,515.
Please visit the National Association for College Admissions Counseling – NACAC and the Government Accountability Report for more detailed information.
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