Budgets remain tight, and institutions are struggling to find new revenue sources. One place they're looking: tuition, which continues to go up on almost every campus.
- Interactive Map: Public Financing for College Fell in Many States in 2010-11
- Tuition-Discount Rates at Private Colleges Are Rising
Professors and college leaders were challenged to prove their worth this year. And resources diminished, leading to cuts in programs and increases in class sizes.
- Salaries for Faculty Members in Law and Engineering Rank Among the Highest
- Average Salaries of Full-Time Faculty Rise More Slowly Than Presidents' Pay Does
Enrollments remained strong this year, and reported graduation rates didn't budge. But fewer students than ever reported good emotional health.
- Fastest-Growing Campuses, 2004-9
- For-Profit Colleges Grow Faster Than Other Types
Access and Equity
The share of undergraduates receiving Pell Grants at the wealthiest institutions has remained relatively flat. A larger proportion go to students at public colleges.
- Blacks, Hispanics Earn More Degrees at Faster Rate Than Other Groups Do
- Enrollment by Race of Students and Type of Institution
Always a little slow to adapt, higher education began this year to explore the academic uses of smartphones and tablets.
- How Students Rate Instructors' Use of Information Technology in Courses, 2010
- Text Messaging Is the Communication Form of Choice for Most Students
A time of turmoil and mixed messages: The U.S. government slashed its support for international programs even as American colleges expanded their presence overseas.
- China Overtook India as Largest Source of International Students in 2009-10
- U.S. Enrollment of International Students Grew by 3 Percent From 2008-9 to 2009-10
THE STATES: Demographic Data in Detail