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Aug. 21, 2020

The Almanac 2020-2021
Volume 66, Issue 36


  • Data

    Data Points

    What is the state of colleges, faculty members, and students in America in 2020? What can a detailed look at growing student-loan debt tell us about borrowers? How has the Covid-19 pandemic influenced higher education?
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    This year’s faculty data cover diversity, faculty characteristics, and pay. New this year is a table on the ratio of graduate assistants to faculty members at public and private doctoral and master’s institutions.
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    Enrollment, aid, and student characteristics are the focus of this year’s data. New tables include three on Pell Grant recipients: by family income, which colleges in each sector enrolled the most, and how the average Pell Grant has changed over time.
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    This year’s outcomes data cover degrees, graduates, and debt. New tables this year look at student-loan debt across age groups, sizes of debt, loan statuses, and which sectors produce the most debt.
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    Administration data cover staff pay, executive pay, and staff characteristics, such as diversity. New this year are tables that examine the racial and gender composition of noninstructional staff members.
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    The data in this year’s section cover tuition and fees, donations and endowments, and revenue and expenditures. A new table examines colleges with the greatest gaps between instruction spending and tuition revenue.
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    Data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia cover statewide demographics, as well as faculty pay by position and student enrollment by race and ethnicity.