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What's the `EFFYALEV` variable in the IPEDS "EFFY2020" data table?

When I query the column, it seems to be arbitrary values from 1-60: EFFYALEV count 1 6169 2 5881 3 5878 4 5670 5 5689 11 2893 12 2049 19 3573 20 5668 22 5828 23 5824 24 5587 25 5631 31 ...
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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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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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Syntax Error in Call when param field has a reserved character

While making a call to the api, if a field param has a reserved character (ex. Computer and Information Sciences, General.) the api returns an empty list (the comma inside of the major title). I have ...
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What is the MERGED dataset in College Scorecard? Also, NULL data in DEBT_MDN

I'm stepping in for someone who has worked with this data previously, so be gentle. I don't understand all the different files in the CollegeScorecard_Raw_data set downloaded. Specifically, the MERGED ...
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Looking up older unitids

We'd like to resolve older unitid -> opeid without referencing the crosswalk datafiles directly. However, lookups frequently fail. The first unit id (and many others) present in the 1996-1997 ...
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Seeking Variables Codebook for Merged 2018-2019 PP College Score Card Data

Can anyone direct me to where I can access the Variables Codebook for the Merged 2018-2019 PP College Score Card Data? It would be most helpful to connect with this resource by 11/18/2020.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do CIP codes apply to only undergrads?

The 2 digit CIP code data are in the form of fractions. If I want to know how many graduates this translates to, do I multiply these fractions by the number of undergrad degrees or does it also ...
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Trying to run a regression on the number of early decision students enrolled in a given year. Does anyone know where I can get that data?

Hi is there a database that contains early decision enrollee information? Could really use the help here, thanks.
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College grads earning more than a high school grad metric: Entry and Exit Cohort criteria

For the College Scorecard metric used by 2024 USNWR "College grads earning more than a high school grad" or the Entry Cohorts and Exit Cohorts, are the cohorts determined by semester, by ...
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In the GRAD_DEBT_MDN variable who is in the cohorts used to calculate?

I am trying to recreate how this is calculated so I can track our students in real time. I want to know who is counted in the cohort calculation. I understand it is two years of rolling information ...
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CollegeScorecard.gov SAT & ACT requirements

From CollegeScorecard.gov, how can I get data about whether SAT is required, optional or not used at all? We are using the API. There's a section with this info. It's titled "Test Scores" ...
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Structure of Results Appear to Change Based on Query

If I run this query: https://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/v1/schools?latest.school.city=Los Angeles&api_key=XXXXXXXXXXX, then the results look something like this: However, if I run this ...
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Variables "dolprovider" and "admcon7"

Hello CollegeScorecard folks, I'm doing some work on updating my college scorecard data file. I'm seeing a couple variables in the documentation (dolprovider and admcon7). But, I'm not finding the ...
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How to sort in an API call for College ScoreCard

I'm trying to sort an API query by size of students, but I can't figure out how to get the API to accept the &sort parameter. Can someone provide me an example? I'm referring to the documentation ...
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How can I align the College Scorecard population totals to those that are derived from IPEDS?

According to the scorecard dictionary, the undergraduate totals are defined as "the number of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates enrolled in the fall, as reported in the IPEDS Fall ...
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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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