This study presents findings from the preliminary data of the IPEDS winter 2016-17 data collection, which included five survey components: "Graduation Rates, 200 Percent Graduation Rates, Student Financial Aid, Admissions", and "Outcome Measures." This "First Look" provides users with access to IPEDS data soon after the close of data collection. This report is based upon preliminary data that have not been extensively reviewed or edited. The purpose of this report is to introduce new data through tables containing descriptive information. The findings presented here demonstrate the range of information available through IPEDS.
Key findings include:
- Among full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students awarded any grant aid, differences in average cost of attendance and net price of attendance for the 2015–16 academic year varied by institutional sector.
- For those attending public 4-year institutions, average cost was approximately $19,600 and net price was about $12,400
- For those attending nonprofit 4-year institutions, average cost was roughly $39,500 and net price was about $22,200
- For those attending for-profit 4-year institutions, average cost was approximately $27,900 and net price was about $21,900.
Ginder, S. A., Kelly-Reid, J. E., & Mann, F. B. (2017). Graduation rates for selected cohorts, 2008-13; Outcome measures for cohort year 2008; Student financial aid, academic year 2015-16; and admissions in postsecondary institutions, fall 2016: First look (Preliminary data). NCES 2017-150. United States: National Center for Education Statistics. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED576673.pdf