|NOTE: Expenditure data for the school year beginning in 2018 (2018–19) are estimated. Degree data for the school year beginning in 2018 are projected. Doctor’s degrees include Ph.D., Ed.D., and comparable degrees at the doctoral level, as well as such degrees as M.D., D.D.S., and law degrees that were classified as first-professional degrees prior to 2010–11. 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.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Opening Fall Enrollment in Higher Education, 1960 through 1965; Financial Statistics of Higher Education, 1959–60 through 1964–65; Earned Degrees Conferred, 1959–60 through 1964–65; Degrees Conferred Projection Model, 1980–81 through 2029–30; Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS), “Fall Enrollment in Institutions of Higher Education,” “Degrees and Other Formal Awards Conferred,” and “Financial Statistics of Institutions of Higher Education” surveys, 1965–66 through 1985–86; Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), “Fall Enrollment Survey” (IPEDS-EF:86–99), “Completions Survey” (IPEDS-C:87–99), and “Finance Survey” (IPEDS-F:FY87–99); IPEDS Fall 2000 through Fall 2018, Completions component; and IPEDS Spring 2001 through Spring 2019, Fall Enrollment and Finance components.