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College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2014 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/hsgec_04162015.pdf

In October 2014 68% of 2014 high school graduates were enrolled in colleges or universities.  Offers details about work/school/unemployment status by gender, race, and ethnicity.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 …: A First Look at the Postsecondary Transcripts of 2002 High School Sophomores

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015034.pdf

Finds that 84% of 2002 high school sophomores had some postsecondary enrollment as of the 2012-13 academic year, but 43% had earned no postsecondary credential.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Characteristics of the College-Educated Population and the Science and Engineering Workforce in the United States

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2015/nsf15317/nsf15317.pdf

Reports that the number of college graduates nearly doubled between 1993 and 2013  from 29 million to 55 million and that the number of graduates with degrees in science and engineering fields grew faster than the number with degrees in  non S&E fields.  Also includes median annual salaries of graduates with various degrees.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Higher Education in the EU: Approaches, Issues, and Trends

Categories: Education-Higher,European Union

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/EPRS/EPRS-IDA-554169-Higher-education-in-the-EU-FINAL.pdf

Describes what European universities are doing to attract a larger share of international students.  From the European Parliamentary Research Service

 

What is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices by Type of Institution in 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2015/2015165.pdf

Covers three measures of the price of attendance at colleges based on 4 different types of institutions: public 2-year, public 4-year, private nonprofit 4-year, and for-profit.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

http://www.frbsf.org/economic-research/publications/economic-letter/2015/january/wages-education-college-labor-earnings-income/

Finds one cause for growing labor market polarization in the wage gap between those with bachelors’ degrees and those with graduate degrees.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

Presidential Memorandum—Student Aid Bill of Rights

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Presidency

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/03/10/presidential-memorandum-student-aid-bill-rights

Presidential document that provides support for students with education debt through creation of  state-of-the-art complaint and feedback system, additional protections for student loan borrowers, higher standards for loan servicers, and fairer treatment of struggling borrowers.  From the White House

 

Science and Engineering State Profiles

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

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/states/

Provides access to data on science and engineering personnel, finances, and state rankings.  Virginia ranks first among states for federal R&D spending by the Department of Homeland Security.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

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