Changes in Tuition Compared to Changes in Enrollment

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Impact of Tuition Increases on Freshman Participation


Fee Rates Compared to Changes in Fall Enrollment
and Oregon Freshman Participation
1970-71 through 1997-98


 

Univ Resident
UG Instruction Fee*


 

OUS
Enrollment


 

OR Freshman
Participation Rate**


 

Academic
Year

Amount

Change from
Previous Year
$
%

 

 

Fall HC

Percent
Change from
Previous Yr

 

Rate

Percent
Change from
Previous Yr

Other Events 


 
 

1970-71

$294

$ -

-

 

 

53,855

-

 

 

26.4

-

 

 

1971-72

378

84

28.6

 

 

57,245

6.3

 

 

23.9

-9.5

 

Community colleges begin

1972-73

384

6

1.6

 

 

55,672

-2.7

 

 

21.5

-10.0

 

End of military draft

1973-74

408

24

6.3

 

 

55,578

-0.2

 

 

20.5

-4.7

 

 

1974-75

429

21

5.1

 

 

58,264

4.8

 

 

22.1

7.8

 

Recession

1975-76

483

54

12.6

 

 

60,904

4.5

 

 

22.5

1.8

 

 

1976-77

537

54

11.2

 

 

59,734

-1.9

 

 

22.5

0.0

 

Large-scale financial aid programs for middle income

1977-78

543

6

1.1

 

 

60,290

0.9

 

 

21.6

-4.0

 

 

1978-79

582

39

7.2

 

 

60,410

0.2

 

 

22.0

1.9

 

 

1979-80

633

51

8.8

 

 

62,598

3.6

 

 

22.9

4.1

 

 

1980-81

693

60

9.5

 

 

64,087

2.4

 

 

22.5

-1.7

 

Deep recession; budget cuts

1981-82

923

230

33.2

 

 

61,319

-4.3

 

 

20.0

-11.1

 

 

1982-83

1,119

196

21.2

 

 

57,521

-6.2

 

 

17.8

-11.0

 

Financial aid uncertainty & increase in GPA reqmt

1983-84

1,119

0

0.0

 

 

57,339

-0.3

 

 

18.6

4.5

 

 

1984-85

1,164

45

4.0

 

 

57,046

-0.5

 

 

19.4

4.3

 

New recruiting efforts

1985-86

1,164

0

0.0

 

 

58,126

1.9

 

 

20.2

4.1

 

New subject requirements

1986-87

1,164

0

0.0

 

 

60,365

3.9

 

 

21.2

5.0

 

 

1987-88

1,200

36

3.1

 

 

61,409

1.7

 

 

23.0

8.5

 

 

1988-89

1,236

36

3.0

 

 

63,639

3.6

 

 

22.8

-0.9

 

 

1989-90

1,338

102

8.3

 

 

61,950

-2.7

 

 

21.5

-5.7

 

Enrollment mgmt policy

1990-91

1,470

132

9.9

 

 

62,266

0.5

 

 

20.3

-5.6

 

 

1991-92

2,070

600

40.8

 

 

58,979

-5.3

 

 

19.2

-5.4

 

Measure 5 implementation

1992-93

2,175

105

5.1

 

 

59,137

0.3

 

 

19.4

1.0

 

 

1993-94

2,328

153

7.0

 

 

58,171

-1.6

 

 

18.4

-5.2

 

 

1994-95

2,490

162

7.0

 

 

58,020

-0.3

 

 

19.3

4.9

 

 

1995-96

2,589

99

4.0

 

 

58,365

0.6

 

 

19.9

3.1

 

Higher Education Efficiency Act

1996-97

2,694

105

4.1

 

 

58,772

0.7

 

 

20.2

1.5

 

 

1997-98

2,694

0

0.0

 

 

59,801

1.8

 

 

19.9

-1.5

 

 


* Tuition figures used here reflect instruction fee only and do not include other mandatory fees.
** First-time Oregon freshmen fall term as a percentage of all Oregon high school graduates of the previous June.

Source: OUS Institutional Research Services.


Revised: May 1999
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