In the Spotlight
A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education
How and why Americans must achieve a “big goal“ for college attainment.
THE COLLEGE OF 2020: STUDENTS
A special report by Chronicle Research.
This report contains financial statistics relating to public elementary-secondary education. It includes national and state financial aggregates and display data for each public school system with an enrollment of 10,000 or more.
The State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report is produced annually by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) to broaden understanding of the context and consequences of multiple decisions made every year in each of these areas.
The New England Association of Schools and Colleges Economic Impact Report details the enrollment and economic impact of students in Rhode Island.
As detailed in a Bloomburg Business Week article, state universities brace for another brutal year with dwindling support from recession-battered state governments, many schools are bracing for more cost-cutting and steep tuition hikes. The article discusses measures taken by colleges experiencing these cuts in funding and how students are reacting.
Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go?
A summary of The Delta Project’s Trends in College Spending: Where Does the Money Come From? Where Does It Go?
College Pricing and Financial Aid
A report from the CollegeBoard details trends in higher education regarding students from middle-income backgrounds.
A US News report on paying for college.
A CollegeBoard report that details trends in college pricing, in addition to institutional revenues from public appropriations, endowments, family income, enrollments, faculty compensation and more.
Economic Challenges Lead to Lower Non-tuition Revenues and Higher Prices at Colleges and Universities
A press release from the CollegeBoard discusses how these economic challenges have resulted in higher prices at colleges and universities as well as detailed information regarding published prices, grant aid, net prices, non-tuition revenues and student borrowing.
Delivery of the Curriculum – Productivity and Cost
The Delta Cost Project has partnered with Jobs for the Future to release a report about the cost-return of student success programs, including a calculator that allows programs to determine their own cost-return from increased student retention.
Delta Project and URI Summary by URI Planning.
The Delta Cost Project has released a white paper that presents a new market-based methodology for estimating productivity in state public higher education systems, and compares results across the states.
A Delta Cost Project white paper series that compares approaches to measuring “cost per degree.”
The Learning Environment
As detailed in the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), academia is faced with diminishing resources, advances in technology and increasing enrollment. Colleges and universities are striving to find a balance between innovation and tradition to remain relevant and current in a rapidly evolving world. The report provides 12 predictions that are designed to inform and assist colleges and universities in these challenging times.
A collection of smaller presentations into a larger series that combines presentations from Trends in High School Graduates & College Enrollment, College Learning for the New Global Century, along with Good Policy, Good Practice – Improving Outcomes and Productivity in Higer Education: A Guide for Policymakers.
A report from the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education & America’s Promise (the LEAP initiative) discusses details the prior problems higher education have faced and bases a new Framework for Excellence to help reform education.
As a supplement to the College Learning for the New Global Century report, Employers’ Views on Learning Outcomes and Assessment Approaches were added as a separate Executive Summary.
Two other recent additions include details of employer’s views on college learning in the wake of the economic downturn as an updated report and a “More Emphasis” report that details where employers want colleges to “place more emphasis” on Essential Learning Outcomes.
Demographics and Enrollments
A presentation that details prior data and future projections in high school graduation rates and enrollment in higher education. Additionally, this report outlines trends that will be effecting both in this decade.
Sources for Reports and Data
The fundamental mission of the Office of Institutional Research unit is to collect, organize, analyze and report institutional and other data to support URI management, operations, decision-making, and planning activities.
Additional information can be found here: http://www.collegeportraits.org/RI/URI
The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education (RIBGHE) provides a collection of statistical briefs, guides, and miscellaneous reports for use by institutions of Higher Education for the State of Rhode Island.
Rhode Island Higher Education Fact List includes historical data regarding headcount enrollment, tuition & fees, room & board, scholastic indicators, and degrees awarded at CCRI, RIC and URI.
The National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity or more commonly known as “The Delaware Study” proves a comparative analysis of faculty teaching loads, direct instructional cost, and separately budgeted scholarly activity, all at the level of the academic discipline.
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is designed to obtain information about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development. URI’s 2007 results for the NSSE, along with other years (2005 & 2002) are available through Institutional Research.