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Field Composition of Postdocs Shifts as Numbers Decline in Biological Sciences and in Clinical Medicine

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17309/nsf17309.pdf

Description and data about the shifting trends by field  in postdoctoral appointees in science, engineering, and health in U.S. academic institutions.   Largest increases were in neurosciences, engineering, and social sciences. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, Fall 2015

Categories: African Americans,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Science/Technology,Statistics,Women

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/datatables/gradpostdoc/2015/

An annual census of the total number of graduate students, postdoctoral appointees, and doctorate-level nonfaculty researchers by demographic and other characteristics such as source of financial support. From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering, 2017

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17310/digest/about-this-report/

Provides statistical information in science and engineering education and employment.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Enrollment and Employees in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2015, and Financial Statistics and Academic Libraries, Fiscal Year 2015: First Look

Categories: Education-Higher,Libraries/Museums,Statistics

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2017/2017024.pdf

Statistics on college student enrollment, including gender and race/ethnicity, on institutional revenues and expenditures, on staff and faculty gender and race/ethnicity, and on academic library collections, expenditures and services.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Prevalence of Certifications and Licenses Among the College-Educated Population in the United States

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

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17312/nsf17312.pdf

Describes certification and licensure prevalence and examines the effect of these credentials on employment. Reports that 39% of the college-educated population in the U.S. in February 2015 held a currently-active certificate or license.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Profile of Early Career Doctorates: 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17313/nsf17313.pdf

Covers persons receiving their doctorates in the past ten years who are employed by academic institutions, federally-funded research and development centers, or the National Institutes of Health.  Covers origin of degree, field of study, citizenship, sex, and career position/location.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Snapshot of Older Consumers and Student Loan Debt

Categories: Education-Higher,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets,Headlines,Prices/Inflation

https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.consumerfinance.gov/f/documents/201701_cfpb_OA-Student-Loan-Snapshot.pdf

Describes the increasing student loan debt that older consumers are carrying and how the increased debt burden is affecting their financial security.  This trend is caused by borrowers carrying student loan repayment later in life and older people helping to finance their children’s and grandchildren’s college education.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Annual Report for the Virginia Plan for Higher Education, January 2017

Categories: Education-Higher,Virginia Issues

http://leg2.state.va.us/dls/h&sdocs.nsf/By+Year/HD72017/$file/HD7.pdf

Establishes a goal that 70% of Virginia’s population would hold some postsecondary credential by 2030 which would make Virginia one of the top states for educational attainment.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

 

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