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PEDAR: Executive Summary What Students Pay for College: Changes in Net Price of College Attendance Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Introduction
Changes in Financial Aid Awards Between 1992-93 and 1999-2000
Data Analyzed in This Study
Measures of Net Tuition and Net Price
Changes in Net Tuition and Net Price
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuition Changes
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Public Research and Doctoral Institutions
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Public Comprehensive and Baccalaureate Institutions
Public 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Tuition Changes
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Private Not-for-Profit Research and Doctoral Institutions
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes at Private Not-for-Profit Comprehensive and Baccalaureate Institutions
Private Not-for-Profit 4-Year Colleges and Universities: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Public 2-Year Colleges
Public 2-Year Colleges: Tuition Changes
Public 2-Year Colleges: Price Changes
Public 2-Year Colleges: Price Changes by Student Income Level
Conclusions
Research Methodology
References
Full Report (PDF)
Executive Summary (PDF)
Data Analyzed in This Study

Data from NPSAS:93 and NPSAS:2000 are used to compare changes in net tuition and net price over time, after adjusting for inflation. As with The Cost Study, the current study separated public from private not-for-profit colleges and universities and then further separated the public and private 4-year sectors into two aggregated Carnegie classifications: 1) research and doctoral institutions and 2) comprehensive and baccalaureate institutions. The study also analyzed net price changes for public 2-year institutions (also known as community colleges). The analysis excluded students who attended for-profit institutions and other less-than-4-year institutions, as well as those who attended more than one institution. Sample sizes for the excluded institutions in the NPSAS surveys were relatively small and would have yielded few meaningful comparisons. Also, in order to ensure that the amount of tuition1 paid and the amount of financial aid awarded were comparable between 1992–93 and 1999–2000, only full-time undergraduates attending for the full academic year (i.e., at least 9 months) were included in the analysis. (These students are referred to as "full-time students" throughout the report.) The percentage of students who attended full time, full year ranged from about 50 to 60 percent at 4-year institutions, depending on the institution sector and the NPSAS year, and from 14 to 19 percent at public 2-year colleges.


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