Archive for Statistics

Two New NCES Reports

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2016–17; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2015–16; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2015–16

Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups 2017

The former report deals specifically with college-level indicators, while the latter report (all 180 pages of it) is replete with data and graphs dealing with preprimary to postsecondary education

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World Health Statistics 2017

Published by the World Health Organization, this annual publication contains statistical information on its 194 member nations. “World Health Statistics 2917 focuses on the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)[with 2030 set as the target date]….”(8). Thirty-five indicators are listed along with success stories of nations making progress toward the SDGs. This 2017 report from the National Academies Press is of relevant interest as well – Global Health and Future Role of the United States.


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Racial Disparities in Health Decline But Are Still Significant

The latest “early release” MMWR report from the CDC – Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015 – shows that “Although the overall life expectancy at birth has increased for both blacks and whites and the gap between these populations has narrowed, disparities in life expectancy and the leading causes of death for blacks compared with whites in the United States remain substantial.” (Abstract) The report presents data and tables buttressing its argument that more needs to be done. Infographics and additional pertinent links are also available.

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2017 New Jersey School District Spending

The annual Taxpayers Guide to Education Spending has just been released. One can find how school districts spent their education funding, what were the sources of the funding, what is the median teacher salary, and a whole host of other indicators. Here is Jersey City’s profile. If you are interested in just the teacher salary component of these reports, please scroll down to the bottom of this article and utilize the tool found there. Be aware that this feature only highlights teacher salaries; it does not include administrator and support personnel salary figures that are found in the individual school district reports.

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2016/17 AAUP Faculty Salary Survey

The main page is here; New Jersey listings are here. Data comes from 1,022 higher education institutions with over 380,000 faculty members.

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2015/16 New Jersey School Report Cards Online

Known as school performance reports, this annual review drills down to the school level to measure the educational achievement/progress of students in the K-12 sector in New Jersey. Each report contains a school narrative written by the principal, a district narrative crafted by the superintendent, and a breakdown of various standards for each school and how they compare to the overall state levels. Criteria examined include: academic achievement; demographics; college and career readiness; student growth; and school climate. Previous records can also be accessed.

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Jersey City Socio-Economic Statistics, 1930 -1985

At this site that contains the fourteen editions of the City and County Data Book, a specialized supplement to the decennial census, you can track the ups and downs of Jersey City through the above years. Did you know that in 1930, Jersey City had a population of 316, 715, far larger than today? The variables change for each edition of the data book so many datasets are not presented over the entire time span of 1930-1985, but so much information is presented that you can get a real feel for what was happening in Jersey City decades ago.

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