CATC Data Analytics

This year (2022) marks the 12th year that the federal government, as part of its federally mandated responsibility (Section 132 of the Higher Education Act of 1965), will release the College Affordability and Transparency Center (CATC) lists (announcement letter from US DOE). The CATC lists highlight institutions with low and high costs through the following six lists by sector using institutional data reported to IPEDS (from page 2):


  1. Highest Tuition and Fees
  2. Highest Net Price
  3. Lowest Tuition and Fees
  4. Lowest Net Price
  5. Highest Increase in Tuition and Fees
  6. Highest Increase in Net Price


Finding out whether you’re on a list you’d rather not be on (like Highest Net Price or Highest Tuition and Fees Change) is one thing. Determining how close you might be to landing on the list in the future is another.


IEHE’s CATC Data Analytics boils all that down for you into a one-page easy-to-digest summary of your own data, the average for your sector, and your proximity to the highest and lowest lists. You can review the sample below created for the fictional institution, Extraordinary University.

1 - CATC full page template image - Extraordinary U


Our CATC Definitive Guide has loads of information about the CATC lists and how to understand them. But for a complete analysis of your institution’s standing – especially relative to others in your sector – you need IEHE’s CATC Data Analytics.


The IEHE team can create your custom report to provide you with a snapshot of where your institution stands on each list, and how close you are to falling on one in the future. This information allows you to make data-driven decisions about managing the cost of attendance to avoid being on a future list. The IEHE CATC Data Analytics provides this information in a one-page easy to understand document.


To purchase your institution’s report or for orders containing multiple institutions (e.g., system office, membership organization, etc.), contact us.