Browse our collection of briefs and other publications that offer insights on college prices, student financial aid, and other topics related to the costs of going to college.
This brief summarizes key data about community college enrollment, the characteristics of students in this sector, the sticker and net prices students face, student debt, and completion rates.
This analysis brief provides insight into how students and their families finance an undergraduate education.
This analysis brief provides information on trends in tuition and fees, enrollment, and state support for higher education by state, paying particular attention to the public two-year and four-year sectors.
This analysis brief summarizes key data about public four-year and two-year institutions, offering an overview of the issues and circumstances facing the sector and its students.
This brief focuses on different aspects of a community college education, and why demand for this postsecondary education opportunity is growing.
This policy brief provides data on enrollments, prices, student characteristics, student aid, and completion rates at for-profit postsecondary institutions.
This report details trends and institutional patterns of financial aid distribution and changes in the average discount rate over time.
This brief highlights trends and institutional patterns of financial aid distribution and changes in the average tuition discount rate over time.
This policy brief focuses on a percentage of 2007-08 bachelor’s degree recipients who graduated with more than $30,5001 in education debt and details the prevalence of high debt levels among bachelor’s degree recipients by sector, race/ethnicity, dependency status and income.
This document highlights trends in students from middle-income backgrounds compared to other income groups, and its relationship to how these different income groups pay for college.