Operating expenditures per FTE student
(Indicator Number: S48)

Category: Funding

What It Measures: A proxy for quality of a university, assuming that quality is related in part to the dollars spent per student

Data Reporting Lag: The reporting for this indicator has a 2 year difference. The latest data available is from 2019 for the indicator reporting year of 2021

Value Comparison: When comparing this value for Adequacy and Improvement, a higher value is better.

Data Source For Indicator Value: IPEDS

Data Source For Peer Value: IPEDS

Benchmark Set By: Peers


is currently at or above the average of the 3 previous years ($30,697)


is currently below the the benchmark set by Peers ($34,473)