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College Scorecard Data: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/data/ Download all data (~200 MB) Documented API Github repo for website


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At the present time, the Scorecard site is limited to institutions that predominantly grant 2-year and/or 4-year degrees. The Department of Education is exploring whether and how to add predominantly less-than-two-year schools that offer associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs to the site in future iterations of Scorecard.


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I work on the Scorecard for the Department of Education. We can examine cases in which some data may appear incorectly. Could you provide examples of specific institutions and statistics that may be appearing incorrectly? Also, you can submit specific questions and suggestions about data to scorecarddata@rti.org. We will be tracking input and refining ...


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Note that IPEDS detailed descriptions of changes in race categories are noted here: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/news_room/ana_Changes_to_10_25_2007_169.asp . In developing trend reports, NCES converts race categories to the new naming categories and shows the old Asian and Pacific Islander Category and the new Asian and the new Hawaiian and other Pacific ...


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These variables are calculated averages of poverty and unemployment rates. The calculation is based on census rates for each individual student based on the ZIP Code provided in his/her FAFSA application. The applicable rates for each student are then averaged to get the institution-level rates. These serve as a proxy of percentage of students comimg from ...


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If your purpose is drawing comparisons to net price, it makes sense to use the cost of attendance variable you indicated because net price is generated by subtracting grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance (not just tuition and fees). Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-...


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At present, the tool is focused on undergraduates.  The Department of Education is considering options for expanding College Scorecard in the future.


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The "Students Who Return After Their First Year" corresponds to RET_FT4 for 4-year institutions and RET_FTL4 for less than 4-year institutions. These variables were created from IPEDS and includes first-year retention information on all first-year full-time undergraduates. The ENRL_ORIG_YR2_RT was created from the National Student Loans Data System and ...


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On the consumer website, you can click the "i" button below the "Students Paying Down Debt Field" on each college page and it will display a brief definition for the measure. It should also correspond to the 3-year repayment rate field on the more technical website at collegescorecard.ed.gov/data The short definition for this measure is: The share of ...


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Scorecard does not provide earnings by major/program of study. Earnings data are collected by matching student grant and loan data to tax records and past student grant/loan records do not have this level of detail. However, recent changes in student grant/loan reporting might allow this in the future.


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Predominant degree is calculated by the most common category of award conferred by the institution, calculated from counts of awards included in the IPEDS Completions component. Based on that specific definition, does your institution still fit in that associate degree category? Is so, if you provide the school's UNITID, OPEID or name, that could help me ...


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Many data elements, including earnings data, are available only for Title IV recipients, or students who receive federal grants and loans. The cohorts for these data elements are based on reporting at the individual level to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), which is used to distribute federal aid. Scorecard publishes these data at the ...


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This could be due to the fact that some of the institutions for which data are provided for in the API, do not appear in the consumer website. The consumer website includes predominantly associate’s and bachelor’s awarding schools (PREDDEG=2 , PREDDEG=3). In addition, the Department recently added institutions to the consumer site such that institutions ...


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For many elements, data are pooled across two years of data to reduce year-over-year variability in figures (i.e. repayment rate, debt figures). These data elements represent the weighted average of two consecutive years of data. The cohorts are overlapping or “rolling”. For instance, the 2010 and 2011 cohorts are combined to create a repayment rate; and ...


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Repayment rate depicts the fraction of borrowers at an institution who are not in default on their federal loans and who are making progress in paying them down (i.e. have paid down at least $1 in the initial balance on their loans) after entering repayment. The rates are available for 1, 3, 5, and 7 years after entering repayment. 1) The repayment rate ...


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Many apologies for this issue, and also for this slow response. Open Data Maker hasn't had much work done on it recently, but we're currently in the process of transitioning it to new maintainers. Meanwhile you can track this issue here: https://github.com/18F/open-data-maker/issues/231


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the Wayback Machine is your friend. data on 2015-09-15 - Original Data data on 2016-06-17 - Updated Data


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You are correct that the future of the Scorecard is subject to changes initiated by the incoming administration. However, the Department's current plans are to provide a major update (e.g. additional data) to the Scorecard annually. Minor updates are anticipated to occur quarterly.


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There are a few tweaks needed to get this query in shape. The schools endpoint does not need to have the extension .json added to it. The API returns json by default, so that was the cause of the 404 error. When filtering, such as you are on school name, those values need to be specified as part of the main query statement, and not part of the _fields ...


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I believe Brian is correct, but also note that this criteria appears to be arbitrary and undocumented. One result is that only 6 of 13 community colleges in Colorado are included in the Scorecard. http://mfeldstein.com/17-of-community-colleges-are-not-included-in-college-scorecard/


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At this time, Scorecard does not provide those data at the program-level. Please note planned changes in IPEDS and NSLDS reporting may allow program-level data to be reported in the future.


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I believe Brian is correct, but also note that this criteria appears to be arbitrary and undocumented. One result is that only 6 of 13 community colleges in Colorado are included in the Scorecard. http://mfeldstein.com/17-of-community-colleges-are-not-included-in-college-scorecard/


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I would guess that n probably means number of students in cohort, but am not sure. Gainful Employment reporting I know is not publicly released when n<30 due to privacy reasons. Here is some suppporting documentation: "[F]or elements that we expect to highlight on the consumer-facing College Scorecard, a separate version of the element is vailable that ...


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You are welcome. I believe IPEDS calculates retention rate from cohort information reported Fall Enrollment component during the Spring Collection. For more information visit: https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/resource/survey_components.asp and https://surveys.nces.ed.gov/ipeds/visresults.aspx Best, Oliver


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These may be the variables are looking for: Percentage of aided students whose family income is between $0-$30,000 student share_lowincome.0_30000 float INC_PCT_LO NSLDS Percentage first-generation students student share_firstgeneration float PAR_ED_PCT_1STGEN NSLDS Keep in mind these are percentages of title IV aided student ...


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Thank you very much for finding this, and I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We've verified that this is indeed a bug. I've created an issue for it here: https://github.com/18F/open-data-maker/issues/227 Thanks, Holly Allen Product Lead 18F


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V1 of the API is a GET API with /v1/schools as the endpoint. The basic structure of an API call is year.dev-category.de-friendly-variable-name, except that the school category has no year and id, ope6_id, ope8_id and location have no category or year. The subsetting that you wish to do can be done with explicit fields and is rich. For example 'https://api....


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The average net price is the full cost of attendance (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses) minus federal, state, and institutional aid, for undergraduate students who receive federal aid (for public institutions, this metric is limited to undergraduates who pay in-state tuition). This is calculated based on a weighted average ...


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Repayment variables in the College Scorecard refer only to undergraduate debt acquired at the one institution for which the repayment rate is reported for. Please note, the same student may be in repayment rate cohorts for multiple schools with the share of loans attributed to one school in that school's calculation, and the share of the loans attributed to ...


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Different data elements measure different outcomes for different student cohorts at different times. In order to understand which data elements correspond to which measurement periods, please see the data cohort map which is also included in the downloadable ZIP file.


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