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The Almanac of Higher Education 2018-19

Almanac Cover 2018-19 Landing page

Numbers tell the story of the current state of higher education: the results of its diversity efforts, the decline in enrollment, and the growth in student debt. Among nearly 90 tables and charts are 30 that show which colleges have done the best on various measures, like increasing enrollment, graduating students on time, enrolling the most online students, and spending the most on research.

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  • News

    Hope and Worry, by the Numbers

    The data draw a portrait of a higher-education sector that is under pressure to enroll more students and to ensure that a diverse number of them have equal chances to improve their lives.
  • The Profession: Almanac 2018

    See how faculty members stand, in terms of tenure, pay, promotion, and diversity. This collection of 22 tables and charts also delves into the backgrounds of new chief executives.
  • Students: Almanac 2018

    Learn how enrollment of men, women, foreign students, and the various racial and ethnic groups is distributed among colleges. The 31 tables and charts in this section also explore online learning, student-loan debt, graduation rates, and degrees.
  • Finance: Almanac 2018

    For the latest numbers on tuition, endowments, private giving, and research-and-development spending, explore this collection of 27 tables.
  • States: Almanac 2018

    Sort the columns in this interactive table to discover how your state compares with others in terms of the educational level of residents, faculty pay, college enrollment, tuition costs, graduation rates, and much more.