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The Almanac of Higher Education 2019-20

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Numbers paint a portrait of higher education’s strengths and weaknesses: how well and equitably colleges serve students, what they contribute to the economy, and how committed they are to tenure and academic freedom. This year’s Almanac gives special attention to certain colleges’ strategies for rapid growth and the reasons for declining enrollment among African-American students.

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  • News

    Editor’s Note

    Our annual Almanac issue covers who is being taught at college, where, by whom, at what costs.
  • The Profession

    Our data tell you how much everyone from the service staff to the best-paid chief executives earn, and describe the various paths to the presidency.
  • Students

    See what fueled enrollment increases at some colleges, what freshmen think, how much graduates owe and earn, and the impact of online education.
  • Diversity

    Learn which colleges have the most diverse student bodies and faculties, and how well colleges serve students in traditionally underrepresented groups.
  • News


    Here are the numbers you need to help you understand why some colleges thrive financially while others falter.
  • States

    Use our interactive table to discover how your state distinguishes itself on measures like faculty pay, enrollment, tuition, and graduation rates.
  • How Does Your College Compare With Others?

    Search more than two dozen interactive tables to see how well your college is doing relative to its peers on measures like diversity and graduation rates.