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College Affordability and Transparency List Explanation Form, 2016–17

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2023

College Affordability and Transparency List Explanation Form 2016–17 (CATEF 2016–17) is a cross-sectional data collection that collects information on the major areas of institutions’ budgets with the greatest cost increases, the explanations for these increases, and the steps institutions have been or will be taking towards reducing these costs. The data collection is conducted on the subset of institutions that appear on the tuition and fees and/or net price increase lists for being in the five percent of institutions in their institutional sector that have the highest increases, expressed as a percentage change, over the three-year time period. This data collection is mandatory and expects a 100 percent response rate. Key statistics produced from CATEF 2016–17 are a description of the major areas in the institution's budget with the greatest cost increases; an explanation of the cost increases; a description of the steps the institution will take toward the goal of reducing costs in the areas described; an explanation of the extent to which the institution participates in determining such cost increase; the identification of the agency or instrumentality of state government responsible for determining such cost increase; and any other information the institution considers relevant to the report.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date December 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2023
Publisher Office of Postsecondary Education
Identifier OPE_2016001
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-05-03
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:40
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
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Data Quality True
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Harvest Source Id 2a5c4dd8-eda9-4f03-abc3-fff8cfb80fc6
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Homepage URL
Old Spatial United States
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Office of Postsecondary Education
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash ce75bc563bc158883afe0afe27de4fe18275db34
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2014/2015

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