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Student Financial Aid Statistics

This impressively titled NCES report – 2015–16 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:16): Student Financial Aid Estimates for 2015–16  – presents national aggregations along various indices. Among the measurements are: type of aid, level of income, type of college (profit and non-profit included), and undergraduate and graduate recipients. A very useful adjunct to this report is the College Board’s Trends in Student Aid 2017.


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More Than 90% of U.S. Population 25 Years and Over Are High School Graduates

For data crossing across a wide spectrum of criteria – age, sex, race, Hispanic origins – please visit this Census site – Educational Attainment in the United States: 2017. International comparisons, though dated as of 2015, can form a comparative basis. Use table 1 from International Educational Attainment from NCES.

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New Jersey Ranks #2 In National “Quality Counts” Education Survey

This 2018 version of the survey has New Jersey as second based on the metrics employed. National and other state summaries are here; previous reports are also available at this link.

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New Jersey School Closings/Delays for Wednesday, January 17, 2018

These lists will be updated as warranted. Please check here and here. And you can always check your school district’s website as well.

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New Jersey School Closings for Thursday, January 4, 2018

These lists will be updated as warranted. Please check here, here, and here. And you can always check your school district’s website as well.

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Statistics on International Students in the U.S. and American Students Abroad

This annual report from the IIE details the number of international students studying here as well as American students studying abroad. For international students, accompanying data focuses on country of origin, the top universities hosting these students, their field of endeavor, their academic level, and their primary source of funding. Similar figures are given for American students abroad with some additional tables of interest; i.e., duration of study, students with disabilities. An executive summary is a useful adjunct to these presentation; it shows that once again the New York metropolitan area is the top destination for international students.

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How The Proposed Tax Reforms Will Affect Higher Education

Depending on the versions being considered, tuition waivers given to university staff would be taxed as income, and graduate stipends would also be considered as income. An analysis of the various bills is available courtesy of the American Council on Education; the National Humanities Alliance also has a piece on this issue. Other implications for higher education are explored in InsideHigherEd.

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