College Costs--A Decade of Change: 2002-03 to 2011-12Download
Released March 2013. There is significant interest from a variety of audiences, including policymakers and prospective students and their parents, in college costs and in understanding how those costs havechanged over time. The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) collects data on not only the tuition and required fees charged by colleges and universities and full cost of attendance, but the average net price of attendance (the price after deducting grant/scholarship aid). Net price data are fairly new data elements in IPEDS. In this report, in addition to tables displaying data for full-time undergraduates, there are table series that display five year trends in average cost of attendance and average net price of attendance for full-time, first-time undergraduate students.