Trends in Higher Education

Provide the latest information on student financial aid and tuition and other expenses associated with college, and illustrate trends over time.

About this Project

A college education is critical to long-term financial security, yet many students and families face real financial barriers to college enrollment and success. If a college education is to become more affordable for more students, institutions will have to find ways to offer high-quality higher education in a more cost-effective manner.

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Our Progress

What We've Accomplished

Trends in College Pricing provides annual detailed, up-to-date information on prices for tuition, fees and room and board at colleges and universities in the United States, as well as other expenses.

Trends in Student Aid provides annual detailed and updated information on the financial aid available to assist in paying for postsecondary education.

The Trends website makes the data easily available for reference and downloading.

What We're Working On

Check periodically for Trends briefs containing information on a variety of issues relating to student aid, college prices, and college affordability. The next Trends reports will be out in October 2013.

Look for the upcoming edition of Education Pays in 2013. Released every three years, this report presents detailed evidence of both private and public benefits of higher education and examines disparities among demographics.

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