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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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OPEID and IPEDS validation API

I'm looking for an API for validating OPEID and IPEDS. Can some help me with this? Thanks in advance.
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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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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.
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Where can I find historical College Scorecard Data

In September 2016 there was an update to the Scorecard Data. See here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/changelog/ Is it possible to access data before the update? Or the original data when the ...
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How are national average calculated in consumer website?

How does the Scorecard compute national averages on the consumer website? Example: the Scorecard reports national average "salary after attending" as $33,410, but when computed using the data ...
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Collegescorecard - individual-level anonymized data

Where does the individual-level anonymized data for the collegescorecard live? For obvious reasons, this would be more valuable to researchers than the summary data. I don't see any access to it from ...
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Where can I find average GPA data by graduate year and college, and ideally by major too?

I'm looking for a data source of average GPA results from each college in the US by graduate year. In an ideal world, an additional level of granularity would by by graduate major for a given college? ...
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How do we query the college score card and just get all data but only for a given year?

When querying the college score card, data for all years are returned, how do I query to return all data for a given year?
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2-Yr Colleges' Salary Data In College Score Card

Using the College Score Card database, does the salary earnings for a 2-yr/community colleges' grad consist of only the students who graduate with a 2-yr degree or less; or does it also include ...
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Where is the 2014/15 College Scorecard Data (US Dept. of Education)?

The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard Data download is only giving me 1996 through 2013, yet the description under "Download the Data" implies that there should be 2014 and 2015 data in ...
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Where is the data cohort map?

In replay to question "Ns for the earnings cohorts" @Brian1_at_Dept_of_Edu refers to a "data cohort map." Where does one find this "data cohort map"? There is no file with this name in any of the ...
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Ns for the earnings cohorts

The "most recent cohorts" has earnings for cohorts at 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 years after entry. Questions: The documentation appears to indicate that these are earnings for different cohorts with ...
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College Scorecard data dictionary missing academic.program_available.XXX entries

I'm looking at the College Scorecard raw data zip downloaded from https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/ ("All Data") and the included data_dictionary.yaml that defines the data fields and their source ...
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College scorecard data dictionary Stata code?

I have downloaded the full ("all data") version of the college scorecard data form https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/. Along with the data it contains an extensive data dictionary listing variable ...
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College Scorecard Raw Data Question

on the data download page, there is a file called "Most recent data 124 MB csv", Does anyone know what the time period is? 2014? 2015? Or something else?
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College Scorecard API call returns all data in .json but only two fields in .csv

I'm trying to pull debt data from College Scorecard for Texas institutions using the following call: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools.csv?school.state_fips=48&_page=0&...
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Does the scorecard have data to determine revenues for the purpose of the 90/10 rule?

Are there any variables in the scorecard data set that would allow me to get at the ratio of for-profit institution's revenues that come from federal student aid sources? Specifically, I'm trying to ...
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How is the repayment rate for College Scorecard calculated?

How is the repayment rate for College Scorecard calculated? Specifically: How does the Scorecard repayment rate methodology incorporate loan consolidation? For example, what if a student receives ...
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What is meant by rolling 2-year averages in College Scorecard?

What is meant by rolling 2-year averages in College Scorecard?Is this simply including two cohorts in a single calculation?
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What is the percentage of degrees at each school earned through an exclusively distance-education program?

I have been trying to get at this question by looking at the percentage of degrees granted in each subject area and then examining whether the degrees offered in that subject area are offered online. ...
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Discrepancies between the api url and the original one on collegescorecard?

There seem to be some discrepancies (Or maybe I did something wrong) between the data retrieved from the api url: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools and from calling the original url: ...
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University of Phoenix Salary Data

I am skeptical about the College Scorecard data for University of Phoenix. Why do all the campuses have the same median salary?
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Do the College Scorecard's debt amount variables include only debt among students who borrowed?

Do the College Scorecard's debt amount variables represent debt among only students who borrowed, or debt among all students (whether they borrowed or not)? Thank you, Research analyst