The Condition of Education 2014

Postsecondary Education

Expenses of Postsecondary Institutions

In 2011–12, instruction expense per full-time-equivalent (FTE) student was $7,512 (in constant 2012–13 dollars) at public institutions, $16,015 at private nonprofit institutions, and $3,542 at private for-profit institutions. Instruction expense was the largest expense category at public and private nonprofit institutions and the second largest expense category at private for-profit institutions.

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Expenses per full-time-equivalent (FTE) student at degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by purpose of expenses and control of institution: 2011–12

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).