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Open Educational Resources: Illinois Higher Education Data

National Resources

Trends in College Pricing (College Board)
URL: https://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing
A reference resource for students about how to budget for college, including information about net prices and tuition & fees over time. Reports, tables, and raw data are available for download.

Create Your Roadmap (College Board)
URL: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/find-colleges
A tool to help students select a college or university. College Board uses both their own survey and data from the CDS. A search on their site may provide the annual expense of “books and supplies” if neither a Google search nor institutional website search identifies the information.

Common Data Set Initiative
URL: http://www.commondataset.org/
A collaborative effort among data providers in the higher education community and publishers as represented by the College Board, Peterson's, and U.S. News & World Report.

State Higher Education Finance (SHEEO)
URl: http://www.sheeo.org/projects/shef-%E2%80%94-state-higher-education-finance
National data higher education financial data from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

Student Debt Data, Institute for College Access & Success
URL: https://ticas.org/posd/map-state-data#
Information on tuition, fees, and average student debt by state and institution.

Student Debt and the Class of 2018, Institute for College Access & Success
URL: https://ticas.org/posd/home
Annual report on debt of bachelor’s degree graduates from public and non-profit colleges.

Student Loans vs Consumer Revolving (credit card) Debt
URL: http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/g19/current/default.htm
National data from the U.S. Federal Reserve

Illinois Resources

Illinois Board of Higher Education
URL: http://ibhe.org/Data%20Bank/default.htm
Data and statistics from the IBHE.

To identify what your own institution estimates to be the annual expenses for the cost of books and supplies:

  1. Google Search:  “common data set” “name of institution”
  2. In Section G: Annual Expenses, item G5 “Books and Supplies”
  3. Sometimes doing a search on the institution’s website for “common data set” will bring up your local information.