Posts Tagged: Trends & Indicators

Trends & Indicators: High School Success

Updated April 2012 ... New England public schools were expected to award more than 147,000 high school diplomas in 2008-09. Fully 78% of New England 9th-graders graduate from high school in the "normal" four years time, compared with 70% nationally. Nearly a dozen foreign countries outperform the U.S. in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with a high school credential. Nationally, Latino yo...

Trends & Indicators: Financing Higher Education

Updated February 2012 ... New England's public and private two-year and four-year colleges continue to be more expensive than the U.S. averages. The region continues to hold the dubious distinction of America’s lowest state appropriations for higher education and highest tuitions and fees for public colleges and universities. Recent data from the annual Grapevine survey by the Illinois St...

NE College Prices Continue to Outpace Nation’s; Obama Unveils New Tuition Proposals

New England's public and private two- and four years colleges continue to charge higher prices than the U.S. average, according to new data posted to the Financing Higher Education section of NEBHE's Trends & Indicators. To view the latest updates to our Higher Education Financing section, visit Trends & Indicators: Continually Updated Stats on New England’s Education and Economy...

Trends & Indicators: Enrollment Period

Updated December 2011 ... Since NEBHE began publishing tables and charts exploring “Trends & Indicators” in New England higher education more than a half-century ago, few figures have grabbed as much attention as college enrollment data. These local, state, regional and national data go beyond simple headcounts of students going to college to tell the stories of New England's chang...

New Enrollment Data Show NE College Student Pop. Nears Million Mark, But Region’s Share of US Total Dips

New England's public and private nonprofit colleges and universities enrolled nearly a million full- and part-time students in 2010. But the region's historically disproportionate share of total U.S. enrollment continued to decline to 4.7%, down from 5.4% early in the decade.For more than a half-century, NEBHE has been publishing tables and charts exploring "Trends & Indicators" in New Engl...

Trends & Indicators 2011: Demography, Part II

Is demography really destiny? The makeup of the population and the perceived value of education are changing. So this year following the decennial census, we're presenting our demography figures a few ways. (We also presented a set in January.) The universities of the Connecticut State University System (CSUS) attracted more than 7,000 students of color this year—a 35% increase since 200...

Trends & Indicators: NE Universities Still R&D Powerhouses

New England universities performed more than $4 billion worth of research and development in 2009, but the region’s share of total R&D performed by all U.S. universities remained at 7.3%, down from more than 10% in the 1980s.The region's university research labs have been world-famous for ideas that breed companies and whole industries in fields ranging from biotechnology to photonic...

Trends & Indicators: Continually Updated Stats on New England’s Education and Economy

For more than half a century, NEBHE has been publishing tables and charts exploring "Trends & Indicators" in New England’s demography, high school performance and graduation, college enrollment, college graduation rates and degree production, higher education financing and university research.Our printed compendium richly juxtaposed 60-plus figures on state, regional, national and global...

Trends & Indicators 2010: Demography

Since 1990, New England’s population has grown by just 9%, compared with 23% for the nation as a whole and more than 62% for the Mountain states. New England’s slow population growth has scared off potential employers and threatened the region’s clout in the population-based U.S. House of Representatives. Massachusetts is among eight states in the Northeast and Midwest th...

Trends & Indicators 2010: High School Success

More than three-quarters of New England 9th-graders graduate from high school in the normal four years time, compared with 70% nationally. Several foreign countries outperform the U.S. in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds with a high school credential. Fig. 6: Public High School Graduates in New England, 2010 to 2022Click on the chart to view it full size in a new window.Source: New England...