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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2016

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Children,Crime/Justice,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual report on crime occurring in schools and colleges.  Covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, use of drugs and alcohol, and security staffing.  From the National Center for Education Statistics and the Bureau of Justice Statistics


The Debt Burden of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Provides statistics on the increasing amount of debt owed by those graduating in the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees, but also on the lifetime earnings premium of those obtaining such degrees.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Comparing the Compensation of Federal and Private-Sector Employees, 2011 to 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Personnel,Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Compares differences in wages and benefits for federal and private-sector workers and finds the differences vary depending on the employees’ educational attainment.  From the Congressional Budget Office



The Changing Economics and Demographics of Young Adulthood: 1975-2016

Categories: Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Population/Census,Statistics

Looks at how the experiences of young adults today differ from those of the 1970s including choosing to go to college, the ability start a family or live independently of parents, and how work experience and education vary across living arrangements.  From the Census Bureau


Highest Educational Levels Reached by Adults in the U.S. Since 1940

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

Agency press release which announces that more than one-third of the adult population in the U.S. has a bachelor’s degree or higher.  Includes links to Educational Attainment in the United States: 2016, a set of statistical files on education attainment by race, gender, and age.  From the Census Bureau


Federally Funded Academic Research Requirements: Background and Issues in Brief

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

The federal government is the largest source of academic research and development funding in the U.S.  This report reveals sources of conflict between funding providers and recipients over requirements that accompany the funding including the time burden of regulations and issues related to human subjects and animal research. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission


Science and Engineering Research Facilities, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

A set of 27 Excel data tables on research facilities in academic institutions covering total space, costs of new construction and renovation, and source of funding.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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