New College-Level Attendance Figures, Degrees Awarded, and Enrollment Numbers

This just-released NCES report – Attendance in 2015-15; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2013-14; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2013-14 – provides a wealth of data for higher education. Among the numbers: there are 7,151 Title IV institutions in the country with almost 28,000,000 students of whom 3,800,000 are attending graduate school; almost 4,250,000 students earned a degree, with 177,000 doctoral degrees granted; and the average cost of tuition and fees at a four-year public school is around $8,000, for a private school $25,5000, and for a for-profit school $15,700. All the accompanying tables are broken down to an almost granular level.

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