August 14, 2016

The Almanac of Higher Education 2016-17

The Chronicle's annual Almanac of Higher Education brings context to data with detailed tables and analysis on faculty, students, finance, and all 50 states. Get a sense of how higher education is changing, and find the figures you need to inform decisions on your campus. Among 120 tables, you will find the usual ones on faculty salaries and fastest-growing colleges, as well as new ones on cumulative student-loan debt, starting salaries for recent graduates, diversity at primarily white institutions led by African-American presidents, and major gifts given to institutions by their own presidents or professors.

African-American presidents describe how they managed to double the enrollment of black students at their primarily white institutions. See a related table.

Some of the colleges have increased enrollment rapidly by offering new programs in health care and welcoming more Muslim students.

College chiefs are used to asking potential donors to contribute major gifts. But not all are up to posing the question to themselves.

Several states have turned to mandatory testing to move the needle on college enrollment. It seems to be making a difference for some underprivileged students.

View 120 tables on faculty and presidential salaries, fastest-growing colleges, cumulative student-loan debt, starting salaries for recent graduates, college enrollment by state, and more.