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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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In the CSD, which Institution ID is used to merge in Earnings/Repayment Data

I noticed that for many CSD observations at chain schools, such as University of Phoenix, the earnings and repayment variables in levels (#repayers, #working 6 years after, etc.) seem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What is the total count of the 2016-2017 cohort?

What is the total number of students in the 2016-2017 cohort? That is, if in the COUNT column there were no "PrivacySuppressed" values, what would the total count be? 71.5% of the rows are lost if ...
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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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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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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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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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