Academe by the Numbers


The Chronicle's 27th annual collection of data on colleges answers perennial questions like how much faculty make and which colleges are growing the fastest. This year's Almanac also gives you new ways to compare institutions. Which colleges have the most students enrolled in online courses? Which have the highest percentages of nonresident aliens? Browse the charts and tables in these sections to find out.


Discover which college presidents make more than $1-million and what route newly appointed presidents, provosts, and deans took to gain their posts. More than 20 tables and interactive tools will answer your questions about salaries and the characteristics of faculty and administrators.

Interactive tool: What Professors Make

Interactive tool: Highest-Paid Presidents of Private Colleges

Chart: Background of Newly Appointed ProvostsPremium Link

Article: Academic Freedom Meets Twitter, and Adjuncts Gain PoliticallyPremium Link


See how colleges measure up in building enrollment, even as the pool of students begins to shrink, and which institutions do the best in graduating students.  Explore the data in more than 20 tables and charts.

Table: Fastest-Growing CollegesPremium Link

Table: Degrees Conferred, by Discipline and SexPremium Link

Chart:  Average Debt of Graduates of Public 4-Year Colleges Premium Link

Article: Arguments for the Value of College, Even as Completion LagsPremium Link


Find out who has donated $50-million or more to universities, which libraries spend the most on staff and materials, and which universities pour the most money into research by browsing through more than a dozen tables and charts.

Table: Largest Private Gifts to Higher EducationPremium Link

Table: Spending by University Research LibrariesPremium Link

Table: Universities Reporting the Most Spending on Research and DevelopmentPremium Link

Article: Aided by Donors, Colleges Continue Their Slow RecoveryPremium Link


E-books, online education, and other technology are a growing presence on campuses. More than a dozen tables and charts reveal how professors and students use such tools.

Table: Percentage of E-Books at Academic LibrariesPremium Link

Line chart: Growth in Student Use of Devices for Academic WorkPremium Link

Bar chart: Characteristics of Students Taking MOOCs From Harvard and MIT

Article: Colleges Race to Keep Up With Technology ChangePremium Link


Might the stream of international students to the United States start slowing down? Are U.S. colleges succeeding in giving their students an international education? More than a dozen tables and charts help show the global picture.

Table: U.S. Colleges With the Highest Percentage of Nonresident-Alien StudentsPremium Link

Sortable table: Fields of Study of Foreign Students in U.S., by Places of OriginPremium Link

Table: Top Destination Countries for All International StudentsPremium Link

Article: Global Educators' Worries: Student Experience, Faculty Freedom Premium Link


See how salaries, diversity, tuition, spending, and other factors in each state measure up against national figures.

Table: United StatesPremium Link

Tables: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona ... WyomingPremium Link

Sortable table: Compare All 50 StatesPremium Link

Article: States Are Giving Colleges More but Want More Back Premium Link