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There is a long rich history about The Cost Study. Below are links to presentations and papers done by the staff of the University of Delaware and the National Study of Instructional Cost & Productivity. Click on the links below for valuable information, presentations and examples on use of the study.

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Cost Study Orientation

Cost Study Orientation Video (YouTube) An orientation to the Delaware Cost Study, including data validation, submission, and reporting options.

“Tea Time” Webinar Series

Webinar #1 (YouTube) How to get the best information while validating and submitting data to the Cost Study web portal (pdf)

Webinar #2 (YouTube) Discussing best practices for the Cost Study data and results (pdf)

Webinar #3 (YouTube) Using and choosing peer analyses; navigating the Peer Analysis tool on the Cost Study web portal (pdf)

Webinar #4 (YouTube) Using Data Envelopment Analysis to facilitate operational excellence (pdf)

Webinar #5 (YouTube) Using the findings from the Education Policy Initiative


Delaware Cost Study Progress Report 2018 AIRPO Conference

Sharing Results with Chairs and Directors Cost Study Administrators Survey

Insights from the Delaware Cost Study and Education Policy Initiative 2018 AIR Forum – NSICP & EPI

Select Program-Level Peers and Set Measurable Goals 2018 AIR Forum – Peer/DEA Analysis

HEC 2017 Report ACE 2017 Conference

Cost Benchmarking Challenges in Higher Education NEAIR 2015

Advanced Modeling Techniques for Benchmarked Data AIR 2015

Challenge of Digital Learning SCH & the Effect on Benchmarking with Cost Study Metrics 2015 NEAIR SIG

You Have Questions – We Have Answers! Power Point Presentation (.ppt)


NCES – A Study of Higher Education Instructional Expenditures NCES report Middaugh et al