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Higher Education: Education Should Address Oversight and Communication Gaps in its Monitoring of the Financial Condition of Schools

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Govt Finance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686709.pdf

The federal Department of Education is responsible for monitoring the financial condition of postsecondary institutions whose students received $125 billion in federal aid during 2016.  This report examines how DOE oversees the financial condition of colleges and universities, how effective the oversight has been, and how its findings are communicated to the schools and the public.   From the Government Accountability Office

 

 

College Applications of 2009 High School Freshmen: Differences by Race/Ethnicity

Categories: African Americans,Asian Americans,Education-Higher,Native Americans,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017013.pdf

Finds that Asian/Pacific Islander students had the highest percentage of postsecondary applicants at 91% and American Indian/Alaska Native students had the lowest at 63%.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Pilot Program for a Regional Center for the Investigation of Incidents of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Categories: Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Sex Issues,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/2017regionalcenterpilotprogramreport.pdf

Presents a consortial approach to conducting competent, fair, and cost-efficient investigations when accusations of sexual and gender-based violence occur on college campuses.  Lays out a design for such a regional center but concludes that the model is not feasible.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

2017-18 Tuition and Fees Report: Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues

http://www.schev.edu/docs/default-source/Reports-and-Studies/2017/tuition-and-fees-report-2017-18d557ba50bece61aeb256ff000079de01.pdf

Finds an average increase of 5.4% in tuition and mandatory fees in Fall 2017.  Also covers tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, trends in tuition increases at the national level, and tables with individual institutional charges.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

Change in Number and Types of Postsecondary Institutions: 2000 to 2014

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017008.pdf

Finds an increase in the number of postsecondary institutions, especially in those that offer a less than four year occupational education.  Growth in numbers of institutions occurred in the for-profit sector.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016-17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2015-16; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2015-16: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017075.pdf

A preliminary look at current costs, degrees awarded, and persistence in higher education.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017051.pdf

Profiles current conditions and recent trends in the education of students by racial and ethnic groups.  Covers such topics for each group as demographic characteristics, student achievement, student behaviors and persistence in education, postsecondary participation, and educational outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Early Millennials: The Sophomore Class of 2002 a Decade Later: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017437.pdf

Covers early adult milestones for the group, including enrollment in postsecondary education, progress toward completion of a college degree, family formation, employment status, and earnings.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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