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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2005-10; and Student Financial Aid in Postsecondary Institutions, Academic Year 2012-13: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Provisional data on student graduation rates over a specified period of time and on the number of students awarded financial aid and the amount awarded.  Finds that 59% of full-time students completed a bachelor’s degree within 6 years.  Also provides average cost of attendance and net cost (after financial aid).  From the National Center for Education Statistics


President Obama’s November 2014 Visit to China: The Bilateral Agreements

Reviews the major agreements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, products to be covered under a new information technology agreement, a military confidence building measure to reduce military tensions, and extension of student, business, and tourist visas.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2014 Open Doors Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Annual information on the number of international students and scholars studying and teaching at U.S. institutions of higher education and U.S. students studying abroad.  Reports that international students at U.S. universities increased by 8% in 2013-14 to an all-time high of 886,000 students.  From the State Department and the Institute of International Education.


Addressing the Cost of Public Higher Education in Virginia

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

Finds that Virginia’s institutions of higher education are among the best but also the costliest for in-state students and that spending increases have been mostly directed to nonacademic services.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


2014-16 Systemwide Operating and Financial Aid Budget Amendment Recommendations for Public Higher Education in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Recommendations to the legislature from the agency that oversees higher education in Virginia.  Calls for greater financial support for students in the wake of a decline of 49% in per-student general fund appropriations between 2001 and 2016.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Baccalaureate Degree Recipients’ Early Labor Market and Education Outcomes: 1994, 2001, and 2009

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares experiences of three different graduation classes in terms of work or further education by field of major one year after graduation.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Returning to the Nest: Debt and Parental Co-residence Among Young Adults

Categories: Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation

Examines the relationship between a young adult’s debt burden, especially student loan debt, and the decision to reside with a parent.  From the Federal Reserve


Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering

Covers enrollment, field of degree, employment status, occupation, and academic employment of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering fields. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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