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Digest of Education Statistics: 2018
Digest of Education Statistics: 2018

NCES 2020-009
December 2019


Table 333.55. Total revenue of private for-profit degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by source of funds and level of institution: Selected years, 1999-2000 through 2016-17
Level of institution and year Total Student tuition and fees
   (net of allowances)
Federal appropri- ations, grants, and contracts State and local appro- priations, grants, and contracts Private gifts, grants, and con- tracts Invest- ment return (gain or loss) Educa- tional activi- ties Auxiliary enter- prises
   (net of allowances)
Other
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  In thousands of current dollars
All levels                  
1999-2000 $4,321,985 $3,721,032 $198,923 $71,904 $2,151 $18,537 $70,672 $156,613 $82,153
2010-11 28,285,216 25,157,459 1,583,370 157,290 31,272 32,551 402,206 542,622 378,447
2012-13 24,761,608 22,465,786 1,090,992 96,621 14,700 58,243 312,065 484,747 238,453
2013-14 22,645,566 20,481,607 941,363 77,986 12,206 43,032 256,321 482,439 350,611
2014-15 19,665,772 17,705,922 848,223 53,217 15,935 45,317 224,389 434,253 338,516
2015-16 17,049,389 15,493,140 712,642 46,680 14,901 27,484 176,339 312,166 266,036
2016-17 15,779,064 14,429,842 520,794 40,206 12,588 41,453 203,385 247,202 283,595
                   
4-year                  
1999-2000 2,381,042 2,050,136 103,865 39,460 1,109 10,340 33,764 102,103 40,266
2010-11 21,690,069 19,483,895 1,113,186 118,054 29,118 28,671 346,786 405,604 164,755
2012-13 19,550,978 17,759,973 809,567 64,261 12,233 49,200 265,836 395,722 194,187
2013-14 17,832,352 16,188,360 709,409 51,830 10,232 36,012 222,841 395,509 218,160
2014-15 15,845,578 14,281,696 626,082 37,570 14,474 37,530 198,393 371,131 278,702
2015-16 13,575,294 12,376,301 519,399 32,097 13,708 21,959 151,174 255,030 205,627
2016-17 12,737,280 11,697,950 368,141 27,872 11,586 34,559 180,132 210,935 206,106
                   
2-year                  
1999-2000 1,940,943 1,670,896 95,058 32,444 1,042 8,197 36,908 54,510 41,888
2010-11 6,595,147 5,673,564 470,183 39,236 2,154 3,880 55,420 137,018 213,692
2012-13 5,210,630 4,705,813 281,425 32,361 2,467 9,043 46,230 89,025 44,266
2013-14 4,813,214 4,293,247 231,954 26,157 1,975 7,021 33,480 86,930 132,450
2014-15 3,820,194 3,424,226 222,141 15,647 1,461 7,787 25,996 63,122 59,814
2015-16 3,474,095 3,116,840 193,243 14,583 1,193 5,525 25,166 57,136 60,409
2016-17 3,041,784 2,731,893 152,652 12,334 1,002 6,894 23,253 36,266 77,490
  Percentage distribution
All levels                  
1999-2000 100.00 86.10 4.60 1.66 0.05 0.43 1.64 3.62 1.90
2010-11 100.00 88.94 5.60 0.56 0.11 0.12 1.42 1.92 1.34
2012-13 100.00 90.73 4.41 0.39 0.06 0.24 1.26 1.96 0.96
2013-14 100.00 90.44 4.16 0.34 0.05 0.19 1.13 2.13 1.55
2014-15 100.00 90.03 4.31 0.27 0.08 0.23 1.14 2.21 1.72
2015-16 100.00 90.87 4.18 0.27 0.09 0.16 1.03 1.83 1.56
2016-17 100.00 91.45 3.30 0.25 0.08 0.26 1.29 1.57 1.80
                   
4-year                  
1999-2000 100.00 86.10 4.36 1.66 0.05 0.43 1.42 4.29 1.69
2010-11 100.00 89.83 5.13 0.54 0.13 0.13 1.60 1.87 0.76
2012-13 100.00 90.84 4.14 0.33 0.06 0.25 1.36 2.02 0.99
2013-14 100.00 90.78 3.98 0.29 0.06 0.20 1.25 2.22 1.22
2014-15 100.00 90.13 3.95 0.24 0.09 0.24 1.25 2.34 1.76
2015-16 100.00 91.17 3.83 0.24 0.10 0.16 1.11 1.88 1.51
2016-17 100.00 91.84 2.89 0.22 0.09 0.27 1.41 1.66 1.62
                   
2-year                  
1999-2000 100.00 86.09 4.90 1.67 0.05 0.42 1.90 2.81 2.16
2010-11 100.00 86.03 7.13 0.59 0.03 0.06 0.84 2.08 3.24
2012-13 100.00 90.31 5.40 0.62 0.05 0.17 0.89 1.71 0.85
2013-14 100.00 89.20 4.82 0.54 0.04 0.15 0.70 1.81 2.75
2014-15 100.00 89.63 5.81 0.41 0.04 0.20 0.68 1.65 1.57
2015-16 100.00 89.72 5.56 0.42 0.03 0.16 0.72 1.64 1.74
2016-17 100.00 89.81 5.02 0.41 0.03 0.23 0.76 1.19 2.55
  Revenue per full-time-equivalent student in constant 2017-18 dollars1
All levels                  
1999-2000 $16,470 $14,180 $758 $274 $8 $71 $269 $597 $313
2010-11 19,197 17,075 1,075 107 21 22 273 368 257
2012-13 18,769 17,028 827 73 11 44 237 367 181
2013-14 22,550 20,395 937 78 12 43 255 480 349
2014-15 17,441 15,703 752 47 14 40 199 385 300
2015-16 17,954 16,315 750 49 16 29 186 329 280
2016-17 18,014 16,474 595 46 14 47 232 282 324
                   
4-year                  
1999-2000 16,716 14,393 729 277 8 73 237 717 283
2010-11 19,354 17,386 993 105 26 26 309 362 147
2012-13 18,934 17,199 784 62 12 48 257 383 188
2013-14 24,160 21,933 961 70 14 49 302 536 296
2014-15 17,445 15,724 689 41 16 41 218 409 307
2015-16 17,894 16,314 685 42 18 29 199 336 271
2016-17 17,996 16,528 520 39 16 49 255 298 291
                   
2-year                  
1999-2000 16,177 13,927 792 270 9 68 308 454 349
2010-11 18,700 16,087 1,333 111 6 11 157 388 606
2012-13 18,175 16,414 982 113 9 32 161 311 154
2013-14 18,085 16,131 872 98 7 26 126 327 498
2014-15 17,425 15,619 1,013 71 7 36 119 288 273
2015-16 18,191 16,320 1,012 76 6 29 132 299 316
2016-17 18,090 16,247 908 73 6 41 138 216 461
1 Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, adjusted to a school-year basis.
NOTE: Degree-granting institutions grant associate’s or higher degrees and participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs. Data in this table pertain to institutions’ fiscal years that end in the academic year noted. Some data have been revised from previously published figures. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:99); Spring 2011 through Spring 2017, Fall Enrollment component; and selected years, Spring 2001 through Spring 2018, Finance component. (This table was prepared January 2019.)