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One of the comments on last week’s post asked for a map of tuition. Below are maps of the enrollment-weighted, average tuition by state for (1) all colleges, (2) four-year colleges, and (3) two-year colleges.
There is a lot of interesting information buried in these maps, but three things jumped out at me.
First, tuition tends to be highest inContinue Reading »
The average tuition or the average debt load conveys a lot of important information. But averages can also obscure just how much variation there often is in the cost of higher education. Tuition is a good case in point. Below is a box and whisker plot of tuition at four-year colleges.
A quick refresher on reading a box and whisker plot for those of you who haven’t seen one in a while (skContinue Reading »
The Undergraduate Teaching Faculty The 2010-2011 HERI Faculty Survey , a survey of faculty at four-year universities by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, contains some interesting findings.Almost a quarter of professors at four-year universities do not consider teaching their “principal activity” (pg 19) The median teaching load is 2 courses per term (mean = 2.5) (pgContinue Reading »