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Quick Tuition Study: 2016-17 data

Wednesday, February 8, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Damian Kavanagh
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SAIS collects general information from member schools and is able to report on the following four items: 

  1. Operating budget
  2. Highest tuition dollar amount
  3. Student Enrollment
  4. Tuition percentage increase 2015-16 to 2016-17 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 310 SAIS members schools reported data (83%), 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 3.34%.

NOTE that this study was also published in 2014-15 - click here for that study.  

Operating Budget Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
 $18,000,000 and up
40 3.68%  1.50% 7.00%
 $15,000,000 - $17,999,999 24 3.45%  0.00% 5.50%%
 $12,000,000 - $14,999,999 19  3.87%  2.60% 8.00%
$9,000,000 - $11,999,999

 28

 4.52%  2.00% 20.00%
$6,000,000 - $8,999,999

 41

 3.38%  1.00% 6.70%
$4,000,000 - $5,999,999
 42  3.38%  0.00% 7.00%
$3,000,000 - $3,999,999
 31  2.46%   -6.20% 10.00%
$2,000,000 - $2,999,999
 35  3.00%   0.00% 10.00%
$0 - $1,999,999
 50  2.86%   0.00% 11.00%

 

Enrollment Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
1,601 and up
8 3.53%
1.50%
5.00%
1,201 - 1,600
17 4.09%
1.80%
6.00%
1,001 - 1,200
19 3.79%
2.00%
8.00%
801 - 1,000
33 3.56%
2.00%
6.25%
601 - 800
42 3.93%
0.00%
20.00%
401 - 600
56 3.21%
0.00%
8.00%
301 - 400
31 3.91%
1.00%
10.00%
201 - 300
47 2.65% -6.20% 6.00%
101 - 200
37 2.98%
0.00%
8.00%
32-100
20 2.49%
0.00%
11.00%

 

Tuition Range
Count of Schools
Tuition % Increase
 Min % Increase
Max % Increase
$30,001 and up
26 3.21%
0.00%
6.00%
$24,001 - $30,000
21 3.25% 0.00%
7.00%
$20,001 - $24,000
43 3.90% 0.00%
20.00%
$18,001 - $20,000
31 3.27% 0.00%
7.00%
$16,001 - $18,000
30 2.88% 0.00%
6.70%
$14,001 - $16,000
29 3.61% 1.00% 6.60%
$12,001 - $14,000
20 4.43% 0.00%
10.00%
$10,001 - $12,000 30 3.50% -6.20% 7.29%
$9,001 - $10,000
16 3.67% 1.00% 10.00%
$7,001 - $9,000
29 2.96% 0.00%
8.00%
 $5,001 - $7,000
25 2.30%  0.00% 5.30%
 $0 - $5,000
10 3.03%  0.00% 11.00%

 


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