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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? Sep 16, 2015 at 20:33

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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 Sep 17, 2015 at 14:24

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