This is one in a series of data briefs developed by the Delta Cost Project at AIR using data from the IPEDS Analytics: Delta Cost Project Database 1987-2010, which was released on August 14, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. The intent of this series is to update key tables and figures from Trends in College Spending.
This data brief focuses on institutional revenues between 2000 and 2010, with particular attention paid to changes between 2009 and 2010. To understand how revenue patterns may have shifted, this brief looks at the following revenue metrics:
- Total operating revenues by major sources
- The interaction between net tuition revenues and state and local appropriations, which are the primary funding sources for the academic mission at public institutions
- Patterns of tuition discounting and the differences between sticker price, gross tuition revenues, and net tuition revenues