Delta Cost Project Data
The Delta Cost Project makes data available in a number of different formats. The database that AIR uses to analyze trends and to produce reports and briefs can be accessed from the National Center for Education Statistics at http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/deltacostproject/.
In addition, AIR, along with Xcalibur, provides an interactive web-based data system that gives higher education stakeholders easy access to information on finance, performance, and enrollments for individual institutions, groups of institutions, or the nation. This can be accessed at http://www.tcs-online.org/Home.aspx.
Newly Released Resources
NEW REPORT RELEASED: Trends in College Spending, 1999-2009
College Spending Impacted by the Recession: Cost Cutting, Tuition Increases and Growing Gaps
Institutional productivity shows promising improvements
Analysis of revenue and spending patterns in higher education for the 1999 – 2009 period shows growing gaps between public and private institutions, with the public community college sector falling behind in efforts to meet enrollment demand in the face of deep budget cuts. The twenty-year trend toward students and families paying ever larger share of costs continued in all types of institutions. In most cases these tuition increases were the result of cost-shifting as other revenue sources declined, rather than new spending.
The report – Trends in College Spending 1999-2009: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go? What Does It Buy? – examines national college spending and resource trends in the years leading up to and including the beginning of the current recession. Focusing on the period from 1999 to 2009, the report uses the most recent data available to identify several ongoing and new patterns in how institutions get and spend their money.
Trends in College Spending 1999-2009 is the fourth in a series of annual reports on higher education finances and results.
NEW in the News:
Bringing Business Analytics to the College Campus:
Using Fiscal Metrics to Steer Innovation in Postsecondary Educations
By Jane V. Wellman and Louis Soares
Better business analytics, on their own, will not solve our higher education funding problems, but they would certainly help address some of the most dysfunctional aspects of higher education finance.
The TCS-Online tool has been updated through 2009
The Delta IPEDS Database have been updated through 2009
The Delta Cost Project has released an updated version of the Delta Cost Project IPEDS Database, which now includes data from 1987-2009.
The Delta Cost Project is an independent non-profit organization committed to the creation of analytical tools to:
- Document trends in college spending;
- Understand where and why college costs are increasing;
- Translate technical accounting information into benchmarks for institutional and policy audiences;
- Identify and promote best practices that generate the greatest return on investment for access and success; and
- Promote institutional and policy strategies for improved productivity.