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Latest Data on College Graduation Rates, Financial Aid, and Admissions

This impressively entitled NCES report –Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2008-13; Outlook Measures for Cohort Year 2008; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2015-16; and Admissions, Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2016 – presents nationally aggregated data on the above topics. For the first time, part-time and transfer students are included in tracking completion rates of 100%, 150%, and 200%. (Please read Expanding College Success Rates to Reflect Today’s College Students. It explains the rationale for inclusion of part-time and transfer students thusly :”…over the past decade, the number of non-traditional students has outpaced the increase in traditional students, mostly driven by growth in those who have transferred schools.”)

Types of financial aid are listed along with the average amount of the award, and the all-important net price of attending college.


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All United Nations Statistical Yearbooks Online

Dating back to the first volume (1948) , this annual series “… provides in a single volume a comprehensive compilation of internationally available statistics on social and economic conditions and activities, at world, regional and national levels, for an appropriate historical period.” Invaluable compendia of hard-to-find data.

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2016 Statistics on Terrorism

Included as an appendix to the Country Reports on Terrorism is the Statistical Information on Terrorism in 2016. It lists incidents of terrorism throughout the world by month and location, brief country profiles, top five perpetrator groups, tactics and weapons, and much more.

Compare this with figures generated from the Global Terrorism Database and the 2016 Global Terrorism Index from the Institute for Economics and Peace.

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Latest Population Figures for Jersey City

The 2016 results from the American Community Survey have been released; they comprise hundreds of tables of information on any area over 65,000 residents. Use this guided search screen to explore the various data points available. Hint: When selecting the “geography”, choose “place” (assigned the number 160 on the list) to find all the cities that have information on whatever topic you are interested in. This can also be used to find information on Hudson County, the state of New Jersey, and numerous other states’ figures. FYI, the estimated population figure for Jersey City is 264, 161.

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Profiles of Asian American Groups

These reports from Pew examine the largest 19 origin groups of Asians in the country. Some of the various data points covered include population, English proficiency, and educational attainment.

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Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Statistics for the United States

Two major reports, along with additional data, on these topics have just been released by the Census Bureau. The information contained therein reflects 2016 national statistics. Overall the reports show a modest rise in median income to its highest level since 1999 and a fall in both poverty and those not covered by health insurance. A plethora of facts and charts are available in these annual releases.

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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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