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Career and Technical Education Coursetaking and Postsecondary Enrollment and Attainment: High School Classes of 1992 and 2004

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

Looks at two cohorts of public high school graduates, comparing their 8-year postsecondary enrollment and attainment rates, overall and based on the number of occupational CTE credits graduates had earned in high school.   From the National Center for Education Statistics


Persistence and Attainment Among Postsecondary Subbaccalaureate Students

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Statistics

Tracks the progress toward the attainment of a degree or other credential for students who enrolled in postsecondary education for the first time in 2003-04 and were working in a career or technical education environment.  Compares their progress with students who started at the same time and pursued a bachelor’s degree.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2014-15: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Reports that average cost for tuition and required fees for in-state students at public institutions was up about 4% to $8,100 and for out-of-state students to $18,300.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


A Profile of Military Undergraduates: 2011-12

Categories: Defense/Military,Education-Higher,Laws/Regulations,Statistics,Veterans

Covers military students’ demographic and enrollment characteristics and examines their use of Veterans’ education benefits, especially after the enactment of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Also allows for comparisons between military and non-military students. From the National Center for Education Statistics


How ERIC Can Help You Write a Research Paper

Categories: Education,Education-Higher


Video tutorial on how to write a research paper in the field of education.  Provides step-by-step instructions on how to narrow the topic, use search filters and the ERIC  Thesaurus to target specific resources, and how to find the most relevant articles.  From the Education Resources Information Center and YouTube.


2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection: A First Look

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Provides key data highlights on equity and opportunity gaps in the nation’s public schools.  Among key areas covered: school discipline, restraint and seclusion, early learning, access to college and career readiness programs, student absenteeism, and teacher/staffing equity.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, Fiscal Year 2014

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

A series of data tables showing support to colleges and universities from federal agencies.  Some tables show trends since 1963.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Federal Science and Engineering Obligations to Universities and Colleges Increase by 6% in FY 2014

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

Reports on the first federal increase in funding for science and engineering at academic institutions since FY2009.  Includes statistical tables showing funding agencies and leading academic recipients.  From the  National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


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