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Helping Higher Education Institutions Answer the Question:

What is The Cost Study?

The Cost Study is a program-level, comparative analysis of faculty teaching loads, direct instructional costs, and separately budgeted research and public service activity. Since 1995, the Study has allowed four-year, nonprofit colleges and universities to answer important questions about their institution’s costs and productivity.

Why The Cost Study?

  • National benchmarks and custom peer analyses
  • Productivity and resource utilization improvements
  • Trend tracking through longitudinal data
  • Widely accepted and used nationally
  • Not-for-profit study run by a higher education institution

Leverage The Cost Study and Get More from Your Data