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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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


Research Space at Academic Institutions Increased 1.4% Between FY2013 and FY2015: Smallest Growth in Three Decades

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

Press release on research space in academic institutions including cost of new construction and repair, funding sources, and trends in research space at largest institutions.  Combines limited data with narrative.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2007-2012; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2014-2015; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2015: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Covers the per cent of students completing bachelor’s or equivalent degrees within 6 years of enrollment, the average cost of attendance and net price of attendance after financial aid, and the numbers of applications, acceptances, and enrollments. From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Profile of the Enrollment Patterns and Demographic Characteristics of Undergraduates at For-Profit Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Covers such factors as degree completion, borrowing and defaults, and labor market outcomes.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


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