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Questions related to the US goverment 'College Scorecard', a tool to compare cost and value of higher education institutions.

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College Scorecard: Why are values of the variables in the series “ Percent completed within X years at original institution” not strictly ascending?

I've been looking at the values of COMP_ORIG_YRX_RT for a subset of schools (4 year schools in MI). I was examining the values of COMP_ORIG_YR8_RT, since that seems to match up with what's used for ...
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Why Does College Scorecard institution-level earning data stop are 2014-15 data file?

From examining the College Scorecard data, it appears that median and mean earnings data stop being reported after the 2014-15 data and the values are null for the 2015-16 through 2018-19 data files. ...
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Is there a more detailed definition of variables under the PCT_RACE category, such as PCT_WHITE or PCT_HISPANIC?

The College Scorecard Data Dictionary simply describes the variables as the percent of the population from the students' zip codes that are of that race, of the students in the earnings cohort. Is ...
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Why is LO_INC_WDRAW_ORIG_YR2_RT greater than LO_INC_WDRAW_ORIG_YR4_RT?

The way I understand it, LO_INC_WDRAW_ORIG_YR2_RT is the number of low income students that withdrew from the college within 2 years. There is also a variable for 3 years, 4, 6, and 8 years. I am ...
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Question about Mean Income for Students by Income Tercile

I have four questions although the one referenced in the title is the one I'm most interested in: 1) Looking at variables, COUNT_WNE_INC1_P10, COUNT_WNE_INC2_P10, and COUNT_WNE_INC1_P10... I always ...
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How reliable is the data from College Scorecard?

I'm looking to use the College Scorecard API for an app. However, I had a few questions about it. How do they collect the data? How often do they refresh it? How is it secured? How reliable is it? / ...
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Variables from NSLDS/Treasury that have been answered for all years, except the most recent two years?

Does this mean they are no longer being provided, or that they are not ready to be included yet? Example: (HI_INC_COMP_ORIG_YR8_RT)
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Syntax error when the developer friendly name starts with a number

I’m having an issue with this line – obj.results[0][2017].admissions.sat_scores.25th_percentile.math It’s giving me a syntax error. I’m using Javascript and it seems to be having a problem with the ...
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How do I access the admissions data from College Scorecard?

I think my api formatting is off, but I keep getting errors from: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools?fields=admissions.sat_scores&api_key=redacted the error is {"errors":[{"...
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How can I return all School Names?

Per_page max 100, I want all pages, and not have to request page by page. Can I get all pages, provide string of pages? Seems like basics request.
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Are multiple years of FAFSA data combined to determine demographic characteristics for cohorts?

If I'm understanding things correctly, many of the institutional demographic characteristics are based on most recent award-year FAFSA data. What is the source of demographic data for students within ...
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What API Data is being used on these pages?

Can anyone tell me what API data is being used on the following sections of the College listing page? I've attached screenshots. Thanks.
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Why is so many “PrivacySuppressed” entries?

After downloading "Most Recent Data by Field of Study" data, almost all the entries are "privacySuppressed". Does this mean that there's actual meaningful data to suppress or is it a cop out to not ...
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IPEDS IDs on “Preliminary Loan Debt Data By Field of Study”?

Frustratingly, the Program Debt Data found here does not include a column for IPEDS ID and the NAME column is not a 1:1 match with INSTNM from the other scorecard data. Does anyone have a version that ...
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College Scorecard: determining how representative data is of the overall undergraduate body

The Question The College Scorecard Documentation Report repeatedly mentions that some data only represents undergraduates that are recipients of Title IV federal aid: Most of the metrics of ...
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Verifying data accuracy on earnings by family income

In the May 2019 collegescorecard data there are slightly over 150 institutions that report mean earnings 10 years after attending for the highest family income of $75,001+ (MN_EARN_WNE_INC3_P10) as ...
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Transfer from one 4-year college to another 4-year college

I am trying to understand how students who transfer from one four-year college to another are counted in earnings data--I understand they are counted by their original institution, but do they also ...
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Are 6-digit CIP codes available with associated Schools for College Score Card

I'm looking for a specific dataset. In the Data Catalog there is a large set of data through the College Scorecard, this data includes a listing of 2-digit CIP codes and the number of offerings by ...
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ope8_id verse id in API request

I have a standing API query that has been using ope8_id for data requests, but recently it has stopped returning data; I was wondering if ope8_ids can no longer be used in requests or if the call has ...
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How was the variable “T4APPROVALDATE” generated in College Scorecard Data?

My question is about the variable "T4APPROVALDATE" in the most recent cohort data. It indicates the date that the institution was first approved to participate in Title IV aid programs. According to ...
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Meaning & Availability of HSI indicator

Hello [collegescorecard] folk. I'm writing to see if I can get a closer - deeper look at the hsi indicator variable. Two questions: 1) I'm seeing that it is available for 2005, only? I might be ...
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Service returned HTTP Response Code (College ScoreCard)

I am using the url below to query in a Java Program: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools.json?school.degrees_awarded.predominant=2,3&_fields=id,school.name=boston%20college,2017....
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Share of students in/out of state

I'm looking for data on what share of students are in- or out-of-state, for each college/class. I'm guessing colleges do report this as it is covered in other reports from the NCES (for example, the ...
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Size of incoming freshmen class

I'm looking for the size of the freshmen class of each college/year. I thought at first that I could use the D100_4 field, but then realized that this actually represents the size of the freshmen ...
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Mean earnings from the college scorecard dataset

In the College Scorecard data set there are three variables that define a working_not_enrolled earnings: [1] earnings.6_yrs_after_entry.mean_earnings.dependent_students (Mean earnings of dependent ...
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How can I increase the number of results returned?

The following request: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools?fields=school.name,school.city,school.state,school.zip,school.carnegie_size_setting Returns just 20, how can I get all ...
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Dict not able to return data from college scorecard API

So I've been working on a page which displays a school's name, url, city, state, zip, and student size via College Scorecard API but I'm getting tons of errors instead. However, the program is able to ...
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Open Source Information about Colleges and Universities

I am working on a project building a database of college and university information. I am looking for open-source information that has stats on schools but also general descriptions about the schools. ...
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Not able to return data other than category “school”

For example this url returns an error: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools?api_key=&fields=student.enrollment.all,school.name&school.state=AL error: {"errors":[{"error":"...
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Who is reporting salary after attending?

Where do the salary after attending numbers come from if the school isn't reporting them? Who is surveying graduates 10 years out?
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Books and Supplies

"Books and Supplies" is a component of the Estimated Cost of Attendance. I would like to get only the "Books and Supplies" data for a given institution from the "College Scorecard" data.
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'Number of Faculty Members' not Available in the College Scorecard Dataset

The College Scorecard has data on the 'Average faculty salary' and 'Proportion of faculty that is full-time', but it does not report any data on total number of faculty. Does anyone have any ...
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Dataset about attainment of college degree based on parent's education level?

I am looking for a data about the attainment of college degree (response variable) based on the parent's education and other demographics. This kind of data is e.g. referenced in Categorical Data ...
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What is meant by aided students in College Scorecard?

For example: Aided students with family incomes between $48,001-$75,000 in nominal dollars student share_middleincome.48001_75000 float INC_PCT_M2 Is this (a) receiving federal aid? (b) receiving ...
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Missing College Scorecard data for Navy, Army, Air Force

I'm using the College Scorecard api to pull data for various schools. It seems that data for Army, Navy, and the U.S Air Force is not available. I tried querying the API using REGIONS = 0 (U.S. ...
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When I click on Data Dictionary, it brings up a blank Excel spreadsheet

When I click on Data Dictionary in the College Scorecard, it brings up a blank Excel spreadsheet. Where can I find the Data Dictionary information?
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Scorecard medians and information about methodology

I’m trying to compare my institution to the national averages as reported publicly. I can’t seem to replicate the National Median for average annual cost. When comparing institution type using the ...
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Next College scorecard update release date?

Will the next college scorecard update be released before the 15th September? I need to know for a project I am working on.
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How to download College Scorecard raw data

How can I download the raw data for the College Scorecard application? Specifically I am interested in cost of attendance information. When I visited the link to download a zip file from this page, I ...
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Derived variable origin

I was wondering how the variable SCH_DEG from College Scorecard was derived. What does it mean to the be the degree prominently awarded in terms of the actual #'s? Is it > 50% or more than that? ...
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College scorecard only has 40 states?

So I just downloaded the college scorecard datasets and import into R, I used a unique() function on "STABBR" and it only returned 40 unique values for states, what happened here?
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CollegeScoreCard - Earnings from 2012 for 2014 query

Why is the earnings data taken from 2012 whereas other fields are all from 2014? https://github.com/RTICWDT/college-scorecard/blob/dev/js/src/picc.js#L492 MEDIAN_EARNINGS: '2012.earnings....
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Data missing from CollegeScorecard but in Delta Cost Project database

I noticed that the data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) contains important information that the CollegeScorecard dataset does not. I noticed this because I was looking at the ...
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Where are some examples of interesting analyses of the College Scorecard data?

I've been searching online for plots and analyses of the College Scorecard data, because I'm interested in analyzing the data myself. I don't want to reproduce what others have already done. I've ...
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IPEDS variable for automatic admissions

Some colleges and universities offer automatic admission to students who meet minimum criterion. For example, University of Texas offers automatic admissions to Texas students that are in some top ...
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Future updates to college scorecard?

Does anyone have any concrete knowledge of whether or not there are plans to continue to update the Scorecard each year? Specifically updates that include data for additonal years, not really the ...
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Reference year for College Scorecard loan repayment rate

What is the year or cohort to which the loan repayment rates refer on the College Scorecard as shown today? My institution shows a repayment rate of 68% but there is no year of reference.
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How do I recover CIPCODE string values when data was exported to .csv as numbers?

I'm trying to download the CIPCODES from file c2015_a.csv, but the csv file shows them as a number rather than a string. That means the ##.#### formatting is already gone before I can do anything ...
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Why are the values of some variables different in the current version (updated on Sept 13, 2016)?

I do not understand why the values of certain variables changed from the previous version to the current version. For example, grad_debt_mdn for the first observation (unitid=100654) is 25106 in ...
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Where can I find the graduate school college scorecard data

I want to know the data and information about graduate schools. Where can I find it? Thanks.