In this year's Almanac, Chronicle reporters bring context to the data by asking why the numbers appear as they do. Why do colleges seem to be hiring more presidents from nontraditional backgrounds? How did a few small colleges end up with such big endowments? Read the articles online and then turn to your print copy or order the digital edition to see all the data.
Some public institutions that have learned to make do with less are welcoming new state money, while some private institutions have grown wealthier through private largess.