Archive for Statistics

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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Find Out What Nationalities Live In Your Town

Have you ever wondered from what countries people in your town come. Where I live, it has always been stated that we are like a mini-United Nations with so many different countries represented here. So how to find ancestry groups? It is easy. Just use the

American Factfinder from the Census Bureau

To find what ancestry groups are in your town, please follow these steps:

Choose “Advanced Search” from homepage

Select “Race & Ethnic Groups” link

Choose “Ancestry” link

Input town, county, city, state name in geography box

Your results will be located in the “B04066” grouping, in many cases highlighted by a star.

For example, you’ll find that Jersey City is home to 36 people who claim Cajun ancestry, 2422 who hail from Guyana, 11, 167 who identify as having Irish ancestors, and 12, 840 who have ancestors from Italy.

 

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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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