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Mid-Career Outcomes of Graduates of Virginia Institutions of Higher Education

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Finds that bachelor’s degrees in engineering and computer science receive the highest earnings over a 20 year period and those in education, English, and performing/visual arts the lowest.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Unemployment Among Doctoral Scientists and Engineers Remained Below the National Average in 2013

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Mathematics,Science/Technology,Statistics

Reports on  the employment levels and unemployment rates of doctoral scientists and engineers including social sciences by field of doctorate, years since earning degree, and race/ethnicity/gender.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Federal Funding for Basic Research at Universities and Colleges Essentially Unchanged in FY2012

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

Annual statistical report which shows that federal funding for basic research at colleges and universities decreased by 0.3% from FY2011 to FY2012.  Presents statistics on basic research funding by source agency and by field of science including medical and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Joint Declaration on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

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

Text of the pledge signed by all Virginia college presidents, the governor, and the attorney general as the state launches a comprehensive effort to address sexual assault on campuses.  From the Governor’s Office


Transferability of Postsecondary Credit Following Student Transfer or Coenrollment: Statistical Analysis Report

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Examines how often and under what conditions postsecondary institutions accept the transfer of credits earned by students at other institutions.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Executive Order 23: Establishing the New Virginia Economy Workforce Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Veterans,Virginia Issues

Initiative seeks to reinvigorate the Virginia economy by increasing postsecondary and workforce credentials, securing employment for veterans, aligning education with the needs of businesses, and diversifying the economy.  From the Office of the Governor


2014-15 Tuition and Fees at Virginia’s State-Supported Colleges and Universities

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics,Virginia Issues$file/RD204.pdf

Provides information on approved tuition and fee increases for the 2014-15 year, tuition and fee trends in Virginia over the past 25 years, the cost-sharing relationship between the state and students, and trends in tuition increases nationally.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2013-2014; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2012-13; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2012-13: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A revised version of the preliminary report released on July 10, 2014.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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