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Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2013

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

Describes trends in the attainment of doctorate degrees including characteristics of those who earn them, fields of study, postgraduation trends, and time/expense required.  From the National Science Foundation


Digest of Education Statistics 2013

Categories: Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Statistics

Latest annual compilation of statistics on all levels of U.S. education from pre-school to graduate level.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2014 High School Graduates

Categories: Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

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

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

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

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

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

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


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