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Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2008-2013; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2008; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2015-16; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016: First Look (Preliminary Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017150.pdf

Covers a variety of the most recent data available on such topics as graduation rates by demographic and institutional characteristics, number of undergraduate students awarded aid and amount awarded, and enrollment/outcome measures.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report 2017, College of William and Mary

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Crime/Justice,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://www.wm.edu/offices/compliance/_documents/campus_safety_report_2017.pdf

The annual report includes campus crime and fire safety statistics.  From the College of William and Mary

 

Repayment of Student Loans as of 2015 Among 1995-96 and 2003-04 First-Time Beginning Students: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Financial Crisis/Markets,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018410.pdf

Compares the total borrowing, repayment, and default status of two groups of student loan borrowers—those who began postsecondary study in 1995-96 and in 2003-04.  See also the FSA Supplement which provides complete federal loan receipt and repayment histories for each borrower in the surveys used.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Projections of Education Statistics to 2025

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017019.pdf

Covers projections for enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures at all educational levels.  The 44th report in an annual series which began in 1964.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

H.R. 3840: The Affordable College Textbook Act

Categories: Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Prices/Inflation

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3840?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22affordable+college+textbook+act%22%5D%7D&r=1

Legislation introduced in Congress to expand the use of open textbooks to bring about savings for students.  Provides text of the introduced bill and allows for tracking of progress through legislative process.  From Congress.gov

 

First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018009.pdf

Examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college or postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students compared with peers who have college-educated parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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

 

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