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Questions tagged [collegescorecard]

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

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How do you maintain continuity in race definitions across time?

If you're looking to track enrollment of minority students over time, what's the best way to accommodate changes in IPEDS definitions after 2009? I am presuming UGDS_WHITE (after 2009) maps to ...
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Does “Salary After Attending” variable include all attendees or only those who graduate?

I'd like to chart some institutions' typical total debt variable against the salary after attending variable. I know the typical total debt variable is only for students who complete, but what about ...
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Get all the data from category or subcategory from Collegescorecard API

I started playing with the API at https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools Querying a school by id https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools?id=238476&api_key=*** returns ...
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What exactly do the variables named “Unemployment rate, via Census data” and “Poverty rate, via Census data” represent?

What exactly do the variables named "Unemployment rate, via Census data" and "Poverty rate, via Census data," found in the data dictionary, represent? Thank you in advance.
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How can I calculate the proportion of students at an institution who are low-income or first-generation?

I would like to use data from the College Scorecard to calculate the proportion of students who are low-income or first-generation at each institution. In the dataset, I only see "number of" low-...
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unable to get lat long in api call

I am trying to get the latitude and longitude for different schools, and keep getting an error. Location is at the root, and I am able to get ids which are also at the root, so I'm not sure what I'm ...
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What is the variable that closest resembles Sticker Price?

I'm currently using the variable COSTT4_A, (Average Cost Of Attendance, Tuition and Fees) and this looks like it would best match the idea of the sticker price (the price without scholarship, fees ...
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Graduate students included in loan repayment and/or earnings data?

Are graduate students included in loan repayment and/or earnings data? The documentation does not specify. If these data pertain to undergraduates only, how are undergraduate students identified?
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How is average cost in college scorecard derived?

The Average Cost does not seem to be what the institution charges, how was it determined?
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Are graduate programs included College Scorecard data?

Are graduate programs included College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ website data?
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NSLDS Completion and Transfer Rates

I'm confused as to how this set of variables works. From reading the documentation, it seems like wdraw_orig_yr4_rt for 2012, wdraw_orig_yr3_rt for 2011, and wdraw_orig_yr2_rt for 2010 should all ...
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College Scorecard First Year Returning Students Calculation

How is Students Who Return After Their First Year calculated on the College Scorecard website? The closest field I can see in the Data Dictionary is ENRL_ORIG_YR2_RT, but that doesn't seem exactly to ...
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How is the Students Paying Down Debt field calculated in the College Scorecard website?

How is the Students Paying Down Debt field calculated in the College Scorecard website? I don't see a field in the data dictionary that precisely corresponds to it, nor even a set of fields that could....
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In the College Scorecard Data Directory--what is N=30

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

I am searching through the data files and dictionary using a variety of keywords (sector, public, etc.) and can't seem to find the Sector variable from IPEDS. Control is there, as are a few clues to ...
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Why the 8-digit UnitID

In the raw data released with the Scorecard, some institutions have an 8 digit unitid (the one tied to IPEDS not the OPE IDs). Can someone explain why this is? I can see they tend to be branch ...
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Incorrect Information on College Scorecard

I am the Marketing Communications Director at a college listed on your website, and much of the information is incorrect (enrollment, academic programs, and costs are listed as including room and ...
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Question regarding earnings by major

I wasn't able to find earnings by major. Do those data exist in the database? If not, have you considered collecting them?
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College not showing on College Scorecard [duplicate]

The college I am IR director for does not show on the College Scorecard web site. It does not show by zip code, state or name search. Data do show for the college in the raw data file. An answer to a ...
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Missing schools on college scorecard

Does anybody know why are some schools not showing up on the College Scorecard (https://collegescorecard.ed.gov) recently released by the Obama administration? For example, why isn't Gateway Community ...
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What is the profile of gradutes from University of Louisville, College of Arts and Sciences and Dept of Biology?

I have looked at the following webpage: College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?157289-University-of-Louisville and obtained some University-wide data, but am looking for program-...
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College Scorecard full data base

The Obama administration recently release College Scorecard Data with detailed information on college cost and earning after graduation. Does anybody know if the full data set is available for ...