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Colleges & Universities – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 8221  |  NAICS 611310

This free online guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Colleges & Universities  (view report)
For-Profit Universities  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Private Colleges: Fact File

Fact file provides a snapshot of the U.S. nonprofit college and university sector, with topics covered in this section including student enrollment, number of institutions, student demographics, grant aid awards, Pell Grant awards, student-to-faculty ratio, student involvement in campus and community activities, nontraditional learning paths, impact of completion time on costs, and student loan levels.

National Center for Education Statistics
Digest of Education Statistics: Chapter 3 - Post-Secondary Education

Digest statistical tables provide detailed data on higher education institutions, with topics covered by the digest including enrollment rates, enrollment levels and characteristics, student demographics, faculty and staff levels and characteristics, faculty salaries and benefits, degrees conferred, trends in degrees by field, student graduation rates, and revenues and expenditures by type of institution.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools  Search for "611310" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools  Search for "611310" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Colleges & Universities
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Association of University Professors
Faculty Compensation Survey

Annual salary survey provides compensation data for full-time faculty members by academic degree and rank (e.g., professor, associate, assistant, instructor, lecturer, and none), type of institution (e.g., public, private, and religious), gender, and region, and also provides compensation data for selected senior administrative job positions and part-time faculty members and graduate teaching assistants.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Resources available from this organization include:

Faculty Salaries
Annual reports provide faculty salary data for over 3,700 colleges and universities for the most recent academic year and selected prior years, with data provided including the number of faculty members and the average nine-month equivalent salary for each rank and by gender at each institution as well as overall averages by state and type of institution. Sample data files can be downloaded free online.

Staff Salaries
Annual reports provide staff salaries for over 4,400 U.S. colleges and universities for the most recent academic year and selected prior years, with data provided in the report including number of full-time employees by staff category, total outlay of salaries, and average annual salary for each job category. Sample data files from the reports for the most recent and prior years can be downloaded free online.

National Center for Education Statistics
Digest of Education Statistics: Chapter 3 - Faculty Salaries and Benefits

Digest statistical tables provide average salaries and average benefits for full-time instructional faculty members on nine month contracts by gender, state, academic year, academic degree (e.g., doctoral, master's, and other), academic rank (e.g., professor, associate, assistant, instructor, lecturer, and no rank), and type of educational institution (e.g., 2-year, 4-year, public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit).

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for public and private company sales transactions by SIC or NAICS Code. These databases provide detailed information for sales transactions including sales price and terms, purchase price allocation, target financial data, and deal-derived valuation multiples. Sample reports can be viewed free online.

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