Skip Navigation
small NCES header image
PEDAR: Executive Summary Study of College Costs and Prices, 1989-89 to 1997-98
Goals and limitations of the study
Study design and methodology
Findings and conclusions
Changes in tutition and other revenue sources over time
Changes in expenditures over time
Relationships of tuition changes with changes in revenues, expenditures, and other factors
Patterns in financial aid
Relationship of tuition changes with financial aid patterns
Usefulness of statistical models for testing relationships among revenues, costs, expenditures, and prices
Research Methodology
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Findings and conclusions: changes in tuition and other revenue sources over time

On the expenditure side for both public and private not-for-profit institutions, instruction expenditures continued to constitute the largest proportion of total E&G expenditures,5 but remained flat or decreased as a proportion of E&G expenditures. Meanwhile, institutional scholarships and fellowships constituted one of the fastest growing expenditure categories and made up an increasing proportion of total E&G expenditures (figures 3 and 4).





next section

Would you like to help us improve our products and website by taking a short survey?

YES, I would like to take the survey


No Thanks

The survey consists of a few short questions and takes less than one minute to complete.
National Center for Education Statistics -
U.S. Department of Education