College Planning & Management

FEB 2013

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HISTORY OF COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ($000s), 1995 THROUGH 2012 2012 Completed Total Construction $9,734,535 $16B Total Construction $14B New $12B Additions/Retrofits Combined $10B $8B $6B $4B $2B $0 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL DOLLARS COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED, 1995 THROUGH 2012 New Buildings 80% Additions/Retrofits Combined 60% 40% 20% 0% 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007 2009 2011 REGIONAL DEFINITIONS Region 1 CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT Region 7 IL, MN, WI Region 2 NJ, NY, PA Region 8 IA, KS, MO, NE Region 3 DE, DC, MD, VA, WV Region 9 Region 4 KY, NC, SC, TN Region 10 CO, MT, ND, NM, SD, UT, WY Region 5 AL, FL, GA, MS Region 11 AZ, CA, HI, NV Region 6 IN, OH, MI Region 12 AK, ID, OR, WA Of that amount, $7.1B (73.3 percent) was spent on entirely new buildings. The balance was almost evenly divided between adding space to existing structures ($1.31B) and renovating existing space ($1.29B). To better understand and estimate how and where construction is taking place, the nation was divided into 12 regions (see list above) and construction plans and programs of each region's colleges were examined. In terms of construction put in place in 2011, colleges and universities in Region 11 (including California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii) were the largest spenders, but the $1.36B recorded there was a drop of $600M from the previous year. Region 11 accounted for 14 percent of all college con- AR, LA, OK, TX struction spending nationally. Almost 74 percent of the spending was for construction of new buildings. Additions received 8.9 percent of the funds while retrofit of existing structures got a boost from previous years with 17.5 percent of the dollars being allocated to improve them. Region 9 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas) was the second highest FEBRUARY 2013 / CP&M – 2013 ANNUAL COLLEGE CONSTRUCTION REPORT CR3

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