The latest edition of the SREB Fact Book on Higher Education continues a SREB tradition dating back to 1956 of providing comparative national, regional and state-specific data highlighting trends that affect colleges and universities in the SREB member states.
Databases from the biennial SREB Fact Book on Higher Education include national, regional and state profiles — many containing graphs, multiyear trends and breakdowns by type of college or university — plus the latest updates from the annual SREB-State Data Exchange. The Fact Book includes information on the following topics:
* Population and Economy: state-by-state profiles of population changes and projections, age distribution and race/ethnic background, school enrollments and graduates, wealth, employment and unemployment, and state/local government revenues and expenditures
* Enrollments: state-by-state profiles of full-time-equivalent students by type of college or university, college participation rates, and head counts of students by sex, age, race/ethnic group, level of institution, student level and student attendance status
* Degrees Earned: state-by-state profiles of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and first-professional degrees awarded by sex, race/ethnic group and broad field of study, student persistence and progression rates, and patents issued to colleges and universities
* Tuition and Student Financial Aid: state-by-state profiles of median annual tuition and fees by type of college or university, Pell Grants, campus-based and Guaranteed Student Loan allocations and recipients, and state scholarship and grant funds
* Faculty and Administrators: state-by-state profiles of all staff (full-time and part-time) and of full-time instructional faculty and administrators by sex, race/ethnic group, and type of college or university, plus average salaries and fringe benefits for administrators by type of college or university or by teaching field
* College Budgets: state-by-state profiles of state/local government and tuitions and fees funding per full-time-equivalent student by type of college or university, state tax funds for higher education-related expenses, revenue and expenditure distributions, and federal funds to colleges and universities, including research and development