Education

College Affordability and Transparency Center

Description


The College Affordability and Transparency Center includes information for students, parents, and policymakers about college costs at America’s colleges and universities. The Center includes several lists of institutions based on the tuition and fees and net prices (the price of attendance after considering all grant and scholarship aid) charged to students. These lists meet requirements outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and will be updated annually and posted on the College Navigator website by July 1.

The lists were generated using data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). IPEDS is a mandatory data collection for institutions that participate in or are applicants for participation in any federal student financial aid program authorized by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (20 USC 1094, Section 487(a)(17) and 34 CFR 668.14(b)(19)).

The 2012 lists are based on data collected during the 2010-11 IPEDS data collection cycle, the most recent data that have undergone the full NCES data review process and been publicly released via the IPEDS Data Center. During the 2011-12 IPEDS data collection, institutions also had the opportunity to review the data they submitted in 2010-11 for accuracy and revise it, if necessary, via the IPEDS Prior Year Revision System. The lists reflect any revisions made by institutions through that process. Both the originally reported data and revised data for all Title IV institutions are publicly available via the IPEDS Data Center.

Lists were generated for:

  • Highest tuition and required fees: A list of the five percent of institutions that have the highest tuition and required fees for the 2010-11 academic year
  • Highest net price: A list of the five percent of institutions that have the highest net price for the 2009-10 academic year
  • Lowest tuition and required fees: A list of the ten percent of institutions that have the lowest tuition and required fees for the 2010-11 academic year
  • Lowest net price: A list of the ten percent of institutions that have the lowest net price for the 2009-10 academic year
Type
Directory
Statistics
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11947
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Higher Education Abstracts

Alternative Titles
Higher ed abstracts
Higher ed abs
Description
Higher Education Abstracts covers more than 200 journals in the fields of education, computer sciences, management, psychology, sociology, and law; papers read at meetings of major education and social sciences conferences; books published by all major higher education publishers; and research reports issued by professional organizations, government agencies, and foundations. Features more than 1,100 informative summaries, topically arranged, in the four issues of each volume. Each abstract includes the full citation to the original document, the author's affiliation, and the number of bibliographic references in the original document. Includes subject and author indexes. Coverage includes materials from the United States and Canada and from foreign publications printed in English.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1965 - Present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11779
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Encyclopedia of Special Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of special education : a reference for the education of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities and other exceptional individuals
Description

The Third Edition of the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education has been thoroughly updated to include the latest information about new legislation and guidelines. In addition, this comprehensive resource features school psychology, neuropsychology, reviews of new tests and curricula that have been developed since publication of the second edition in 1999, and new biographies of important figures in special education. Unique in focus, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, Third Edition addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.  The encyclopedia is edited by Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Texas A&M University and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen, EdD, University of Colorado.

Type
E-Book(s)
Encyclopedia
Coverage
3rd edition/2007
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11591
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Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests available in compilation volumes

Alternative Titles
Helen Hough
TMdb
Description

An index to 139 print compilations, web sites and other resources for test instruments with nearly 14,000 tests and measurements compiled from 1967 - 2013.  This resource does not include the tests but indexes them in order to find them in other published resources. While not an exhaustive index this is an excellent resource to help those who are searching for reliable instruments. It also includes many instruments outside of the social sciences, including many in the health sciences. Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences was developed and is maintained by Helen Hough of the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

Type
Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11527
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Chronicle of Higher Education Digital Edition

Alternative Titles
Chronicle of Higher Ed, CHE, CHEDE, Chronicle.com
Chronicle Review, Almanac of Higher Education
Description

Online edition of the U.S.'s major news source for higher education.  Includes text of every news article and essay from all weekly print issues published since September 1989, supplemented with all daily website-only updates and new-media extras such as slide shows, podcosts, and videos published since  May 1998.  Also includes blogs, job postings, The Chronicle Review weekly magazine and complete data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education since 1995, including demographics, enrollment, staff salaries, tuition fees, test scores, and more state by state, with additional sections for:  Administrator Data, including pay and benefits of presidents; Financial & Institutional Data, including gifts and endowments, statistics on crime, graduation rates, degrees conferred, and Congressional earmarks for higher education; Faculty Data, including salaries, race and ethnicity, and scholarly productivity; and Student Data, including characteristics, enrollment, financial aid, foreign students, and test scores.

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Current U-M faculty, students and staff may create personal Chronicle.com accounts that will also give them full access to the Chronicle website from anywhere provided that they enter their personal U-M email address (ending in “@umich.edu”) as the email address for the account. To create a personal Chronicle.com account, click on the “Create a Free Account” link that appears at the top right of the Chronicle website, or visit http://chronicle.com/myaccount/createfreeaccount.

After creating a personal Chronicle.com account, you can sign up for the Chronicle’s newsletters which provide daily and/or weekly updates of academic news of particular interest to you and which arrive via email. If you have previously created a personal Chronicle.com account, and have used your personal U-M email address (ending in “@umich.edu”) to do so, your account should automatically give you unrestricted access to the entire Chronicle site.

Please note, however, that your U-M personal Chronicle.com account does not include access to recent issues of the Chronicle iPad Edition via the new Chronicle iPad App, which requires a Premium Chronicle account that comes with a print subscription or can be purchased separately.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Statistics
Coverage
September 1989 - present. Updated daily, throughout the day. (For online access to full text of articles from January 1988 - August 1989, use link to ProQuest version below.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11351
Mobile Version
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Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education

Alternative Titles
Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of Law & Higher Education
Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Description

The Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education is intended to serve as a comprehensive source on the law of higher education for undergraduate and graduate students, educators, legal practitioners, and general readers concerned with this central area of public life (desegregation, race-conscious admissions plans, gender equity, and the free speech rights of faculty members). Ed. by Charles J. Russo.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10925
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of African American Education

Alternative Titles
Sage eReference , Encyclopedia of African-American Education
Encyclopedia of African American Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Description

It is primarily the formal education of the previously enslaved that this encyclopedia addresses—from preschool through professional school. This encyclopedia is the first reference work to address the topic both historically and in the context of the 21st century. Ed. by Kofi Lomotey.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10915
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

The Encyclopedia of Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent contains thousands of ready-to-use facts from the fields of education, psychology, sociology, and the arts. The 411 entries and more than 550,000 words review research findings on giftedness, talent, and creativity and their applications in education, training, science and the arts, government policy, and everyday life. Ed. by Barbara Kerr.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10905
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies

Alternative Titles
International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

Organization studies is the examination of how individuals construct organizational structures, processes, and practices and how these, in turn, shape social relations and create institutions that ultimately influence people. Stewart Clegg and James R. Bailey, general editors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2008
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10729
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Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (SAGE Reference Online)
Sage e-Reference , e Reference
Sage eReference
Description

This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive background for those interested in issues involving schools and society. Touches on aspects of history and sociology, and topics such as globalization and technology. Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., general editor.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10731
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