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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

November 2015: Lexington Herald Leader: UK administration growth rate exceeds that of student body, faculty

September 2015: eCampus News: 4 hiring trends that harm students, faculty

September 2015: The Boston Globe: State must do more to help UMass prosper

What's New

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. 
The updated Delta Cost Project Database, 1987-2012, which includes two new years of data, has been released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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...