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Data Source:   IPEDS Institutional Characteristics Survey Tuition Data
Source
The Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) that is conducted by the Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Contact

Samuel F. Barbett
Mathematical Statistician
Administrative Data Division: Postsecondary Branch
National Center for Education Statistics

URL
Source data and documentation for recent years are available at the NCES website: http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/.
Availability
Data are available for fall 1969 through fall 2015, except for fall 1971. For 1969 and 1970, these data were derived from the Financial Statistics section of the annual Higher Education General Information Survey. From 1972-85, these data were derived from the Institutional Characteristics section of the annual Higher Education General Information Survey. Beginning in 1986, these data were derived from the Institutional Characteristics section of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Fall 2015 is in the 2015-16 academic year.
IPEDS data in WebCASPAR correspond to NCES provisional release data.
In-district tuition data were not collected prior to 1986.
Current As Of
Data are current as of January 2017.
Alerts
The data received from NCES for 1984 and 1985 appear to be very similar for about 97 percent of the institutions, and are probably 1984 data.
For years prior to 1996, the NCES and NSF populations of institutions are the same.

Beginning with 1996 data, the NCES has changed the subset of the postsecondary institutional universe for which data are generally reported. Previous reports were concerned primarily with enrollment in postsecondary institutions that were accredited at the college level by an agency recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education (ED). Current NCES publications subset the postsecondary institutional universe on the basis of the degree-granting status (information that is available directly from IPEDS) as well as eligibility for Title IV federal financial aid (based on a list of eligible institutions maintained by ED's Office of Postsecondary Education).

Please pay close attention to the subset of the postsecondary institutional universe for which NCES data are reported when comparing NCES data to WebCASPAR data.

Notes
IPEDS data in WebCASPAR correspond to NCES provisional release data.
Because these data are not summable, national totals are not available.
  
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