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Quick Tuition Study: 2014-15 data

Wednesday, January 21, 2015  
Posted by: Damian Kavanagh
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SAIS asked all member schools to report four items:

  1. Operating budget
  2. Highest tuition dollar amount
  3. Student Enrollment
  4. Tuition percentage increase 2013-14 to 2014-15 school year

The tables below represent the mean tuition increases per various categories. We hope this will be helpful as schools and boards are setting tuition for subsequent years. It is a violation of various anti-trust laws to collude and "price fix" tuition with other schools, however, using past information to inform future planning is legal and smart!

Note that 334 SAIS members schools reported data, and although this isn't the entire membership, it is nonetheless a reliable sampling of schools. There is no attempt in the charts below to distinguish schools with boarding programs or schools that accept international students - and some of the outlier numbers may represent schools that added boarding or international. The overall average increase for all SAIS member schools included in this data is 3.70%.

 

Operating Budget Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
 $18,000,000 and up
42 3.81%  1.50% 7.50%
 $15,000,000 - $17,999,999  21 3.73%  1.70%  6.00%
 $12,000,000 - $14,999,999 24  4.21%  2.00%  10.00%
 $9,000,000 - $11,999,999  35  4.58%  2.00%  29.00%
$6,000,000 - $8,999,999
 39  4.07%  2.00%  8.00%
$4,000,000 - $5,999,999
 47  3.63%  0.00%  10.00%
$3,000,000 - $3,999,999
 35  4.00%   0.00%  19.00%
$2,000,000 - $2,999,999
 36  3.35%   0.00%  9.12%
$0 - $1,999,999
 55  2.64%   0.00%  10.00%

 

Enrollment Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
1,601 and up
10
4.20%
1.50%
6.50%
1,201 - 1,600
11
3.66%
1.90%
5.50%
1,001 - 1,200
24
3.83%
2.38%
7.50%
801 - 1,000
40
4.08%
0.00%
7.15%
601 - 800
50
3.63%
0.00%
10.00%
401 - 600
54
4.14%
0.00%
10.00%
301 - 400
37
3.76%
0.00%
19.00%
201 - 300
 45  3.52%  0.00%  8.00%
101 - 200
44
3.58%
0.00%
29.00%
32-100
19
1.97%
0.00%
6.00%

 

Tuition Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
$30,001 and up
22
4.34%
0.00%
10.00%
$24,001 - $30,000
20
2.96%
0.00%
12.08%
$20,001 - $24,000
36
3.48%
0.00%
8.00%
$18,001 - $20,000
32
3.60%
0.00%
29.00%
$16,001 - $18,000
34
4.55%
0.00%
6.00%
$14,001 - $16,000
28
3.48%
0.00%
7.50%
$12,001 - $14,000
32
3.59%
0.00%
6.00%
$10,001 - $12,000  37  3.98% 0.00%   19.00%
$9,001 - $10,000
15
2.99%
0.00%
8.00%
$7,001 - $9,000
35
3.86%
0.00%
6.10%
 $5,001 - $7,000
 28  3.16%  0.00%  10.00%
 $0 - $5,000
 15  3.80%  0.00%  9.12%

 


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