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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

January 2016: The Washington Post: Nation’s prominent public universities are shifting to out-of-state students 

January 2016: The Hechinger Report: Education spending gap widens between college haves and have-nots since recession

January 2016: The Washington Post: Why the price tag of a college degree continues to rise

January 2016: Education Dive: Share of educational costs covered by families stabilizes

January 2016: Inside Higher Ed: Cost Share Shift

January 2016: Education Policy Center: College Finance Report: Most Have Weathered the Recession

What's New

Trends in College Spending, 2003–2013 examines college and university finances during one of the most turbulent economic periods in decades. Like previous Trends in College Spending reports, this update is meant to aid readers in developing a deeper...
The Delta Cost Project Database is updated with 2012-2013 data. These data have been translated into analytical formats to allow for longitudinal analyses of trends in postsecondary education, with a focus on revenues and expenditures.
TCS Online is updated with 2007-2012 data. This user-friendly data tool provides information on revenues, spending, and outcomes for individual colleges and universities and for the U.S.