Colleges that spend the most per student on student services

Two public colleges and 46 private, nonprofit colleges spent more than $10,000 per full-time equivalent student on student services in 2017-18. A portion of student services expenditure funds activities designed to support the emotional and physical well-being of students and to encourage their intellectual, cultural, and social development outside of the classroom. Other student services expenses are for admissions, financial aid administration, and career counselling. The public two-year college with the highest spending on student services per FTE student was Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, a City University of New York campus that opened in 2012 and has a relatively high graduation compared to the other two. one-year colleges. It spent more than $7,700 per FTE student, compared to an average well below $2,000 for this sector.

* Multiple campuses, or one or more campuses and a system or district office, reported expenses together.

† Government-related institution that is not owned by the government but receives some support from the government.

Note: Data covers public four- and two-year institutions and private, not-for-profit four-year institutions that participate in federal Title IV student aid programs and had at least 500 full-time equivalent students enrolled in the course. of the 2017-2018 academic year. Expenditure relates to the 2017-2018 financial year. “Student Services” includes admissions, financial aid administration, career counseling and student activities. Colleges varied in whether they counted intercollegiate athletic spending, if any; student health services; and information technology services related to student services as student services expenses. Some colleges with low spending rates may have tucked student services spending into other categories like tutoring. Spending on student services by college system administrations or district offices was only included if campuses did not report separate spending figures. Full-time equivalent, or FTE, enrollment is the sum of undergraduate, graduate, and undergraduate professional FTE enrollment reported by institutions, and is calculated based on the number of credit or contact hours on 12 months. Figures are rounded, but establishments are ranked before rounding. Questions or comments about the column list should be directed to Ruth Hammond or the Data Team.

Source: the Chronicle US Department of Education data analysis