12 Things You Didn’t Know About Higher Education

  • Total students enrolled (2013): 20,375,521 (f: 11,514,975, m: 8,860,546).
  • Most students enrolled: U. of  Phoenix-online: 212,044
  • Most students enrolled (public, doctoral):  U. of Central Florida., 59,589.
  • Most expensive: Sarah Lawrence, $65,480 (list price, tuition, rm, bd & fees)
  • Avg. Return on college endowments (2014): 15.5%
  • Avg. freshman tuition discount rate (2014): 46.4%
  • Most spending by research libraries (top 3): Harvard, Yale, U. of Toronto
  • Highest average pay for full professors:  Stanford, $210,335.
  • Highest Average pay for full professors (public institutions) UCLA, $170,361.
  • Average pay reported by adjuncts per 3-credit course: $3,213 (4-yr.public), $3,327 (4-yr. private).
  • Best-compensated chief executive: Shirley Ann Jackson, RPI, 7,143,312.
  • Best compensated chief exec (public) Rodney A. Erickson, Penn St., $1,494,603.

 

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

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