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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Do repayment variables in the College Scorecard refer only to debt acquired as an undergraduate?

Do the repayment variables in the College Scorecard refer only to debt acquired as an undergraduate, or do they include debt acquired in graduate programs as well? Also, do they refer only to debt ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 College Scorecard data dictionary, represent? Do these rates represent the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....