Archive for Statistics

Latest IPEDS Figures For Higher Education

This just-released 2018/19 report, based primarily on 2017/18 data, presents numbers on a wide variety of topics, including headcounts, average college costs, and number of awards by race/ethnicity. Access to the previous year’s reports are also available. You also have the ability to search by topic and collection cycle. (FYI -there are three separate collection cycles per year, each one focusing on a different higher ed sector of interest.)

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2018 “Crime in the United States” Just Released

This annual iteration from the FBI presents a comprehensive look at the trends and rates of various crimes in the country. They can be broken down to the granular by city; here are the results for Jersey City.

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Jersey City School District’s Rankings in Niche’s 2020 Best School Districts in America Survey

Niche utilized various indices to rank the more than 11,000 school districts in the country. You can search among many criteria: private school, charter school, by state, by city, etc. Here is how Jersey City fared.

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UK Election Statistics, 1918 – 2018

This report – UK Election Statistics: 1918 – 2018 – A Century of Elections – presents a plethora of information covering a wide span of elections, their results, party affiliations, characteristics of the members of the House of Commons, local elections, mayoral elections, etc. It is amazing how much data is crammed into 94 pages!

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Anti-vaxxers Are Not Just Limited to the United States

The Wellcome Global Monitor 2018 report has just been released, and it reveals that many high-income countries, including the United States, have significant segments of the population that do not believe in the efficacy of vaccines, while conversely, low-income countries recognize the benefits of vaccines. In fact, “In France, one in three people disagree that vaccines are safe, the highest percentage for any country worldwide.”  (Consult Chapter 5 of the report) Voluminous country data is contained in the appendix.

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The “Digital Divide” Is Still a Major Problem

This Associated Press analysis of Census Bureau numbers reveals that more than three million school children still have no reliable internet access to complete homework assignments, leaving them more academically underprepared than their counterparts who have access to what many of us think as a basic tool. And this lack is felt more in certain socioeconomic levels: “Students without internet at home are more likely to be students of color, from low-income families or in households with lower parental education levels.”

The latest figures from the National Center for Education Statistics show the wide range of access to internet or broadband or the availability of computers in the home.

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