In the directory file, for all the loan and debt numbers it says "suppressed for n=30". What is "n"?

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    Could you add the collegescorecard tag? – Evan Donovan Sep 16 '15 at 20:33

I would guess that n probably means number of students in cohort, but am not sure. Gainful Employment reporting I know is not publicly released when n<30 due to privacy reasons.

Here is some suppporting documentation: "[F]or elements that we expect to highlight on the consumer-facing College Scorecard, a separate version of the element is vailable that suppresses the data for schools with fewer than 30 students in the denominator to ensure the data are as representative as possible."

Full College Scorecard Data Documentation

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    Thanks, Evan. Concurring/confirming that 'n' refers to a number of students in a cohort for an individual institution – Brian1_at_Dept_of_Edu Sep 17 '15 at 14:24

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