August 18, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 43
Also In the Issue
Women made up about a quarter of professors at doctoral institutions with the highest and higher research activity, and a third elsewhere.
Two-year and four-year for-profit institutions paid higher average salaries than completely distance-education institutions in other sectors did.
Institutions with endowments valued at less than $25 million decreased their effective spending rates, on average, by more than half a percentage point.
The Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington led in such spending in the 2015 fiscal year.
By the end of 2015, the total student-loan debt balance had risen to more than $1.2 trillion, accounting for over 10 percent of all household debt.
The 30 universities with the largest share of first-year Pell Grant recipients were all in the public sector.
The University of Phoenix-Arizona received more than $1.1 billion in federal aid for Pell Grants and federal student loans for undergraduates.
Of the 20 institutions with the greatest number of such students, 12 were for-profit, five were private nonprofit, and three were public.