New Data On Technology Spending Offer Benchmarks For College Administrators

In the past 10 years, the typical college has doubled its spending on information-technology services, according to new data from a continuing survey of college costs developed by David L. Smallen of Hamilton College and Karen L. Leach of Colgate University. Working initially with earlier data collected by a consortium of 60 liberal-arts colleges, he said Ms. Leach began their project more than three years ago. "We're making multimillion-dollar commitments, and we want to be able to understand the components of that spending, " Mr. Smallen said of college technology administrators.
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