Reports tagged NCES

The Condition of Education 2012

The Condition of Education

This report examines postsecondary enrollment, finance and student outcomes. Between 2006-2007 and 2009-2010, the percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduates who received financial aid increased from 75 percent to 85 percent at four-year colleges. Ninety-two percent of students at for-profit colleges received aid in 2009-10, up from 55 percent in 2006-07. More »


Federal Education Tax Benefits

Nearly half of American undergraduates reduced their college expenses by an average of $700 by taking advantage of an education tax credit or tuition and fees deduction, according to this analysis by the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

Financial Aid

Merit Aid for Undergraduates

This publication from the National Center for Education Statistics shows 14 percent of students in 2007-2008 received merit-based grants, compared with 6 percent who received aid unrelated to financial need in 1995-1996. More »

Financial Aid

The Expansion of Private Loans in Postsecondary Education

This study from the National Center for Education Statistics finds that between 2003-2004 and 2007-2008, the percentage of undergraduate students who borrowed private student loans increased from 5 percent to 14 percent. More »


Learning at a Distance: Undergraduate Enrollment in Distance Education Courses and Degree Programs

From 2000 to 2008, the number of undergraduates enrolled in at least one distance education class rose from 8 percent to 20 percent, according to this report from the National Center for Education Statistics. More »

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