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spotlightDelta Cost Project's College Spending in a Turbulent Decade (2000-2013) featured in Essential Documents in the History of American Higher Education

John R. Thelin's book, a compendium of key documents in the history of higher education, has become a standard in higher education studies. Read the Delta Cost Project report included in the book here.

Delta Cost Project's Donna Desrochers writes, Think Again: Is Rampant College Spending Behind Skyrocketing Tuition Bills? Or Not?

Principal researcher Donna Desrochers challenges a commonly held perception about increasing college costs. 

Delta Cost Project's Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive? cited in Think Again: Administrators Ate My Tuition! Really?

Think Again is a series of insights from AIR experts that challenge commonly held perceptions. Read the Delta Cost Project issue brief referenced in this expert commentary here
 

spotlightDelta Cost in the News

April 2015: The Washington Post: College tuition is getting more expensive. Here’s who’s actually to blame.

April 2015: The Chronicle of Higher Education: Higher-Ed Wonks Are Going Ballistic Over an Op-Ed in ‘The New York Times’

April 2015: U.S. News & World Report: 'Free Tuition' Plans Don't Solve the College Cost Problem

 

What's New

This Trends in College Spending update presents national-level estimates for the Delta Cost Project data metrics during the period 2001–2011. The updated analysis finds, among other things, that subsidies for public higher education institutions...
Faculty salaries, cuts in state aid, spending and “administrative bloat” all play a role in rising college costs. But a close look at staffing and compensation within the rapidly changing higher education workforce tells the full story.
Athletics are big business on many college campuses, but does it come with a price tag? This issue brief looks at academic and athletic spending in NCAA Division I public universities between 2005 and 2010.