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Why is so many "PrivacySuppressed" entries?

It's standard practice -- and a good idea -- to suppress cells that have small numbers of observations. Mainly for protecting the privacy of the individuals whose data are being reported, but also ...
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College Scorecard API call returns all data in .json but only two fields in .csv

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. ...
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Where can I find historical College Scorecard Data

the Wayback Machine is your friend. data on 2015-09-15 - Original Data data on 2016-06-17 - Updated Data
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Future updates to college scorecard?

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 ...
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How is the repayment rate for College Scorecard calculated?

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 ...
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What is meant by rolling 2-year averages in College Scorecard?

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 ...
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Discrepancies between the api url and the original one on collegescorecard?

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 ...
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University of Phoenix Salary Data

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 ...
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Service returned HTTP Response Code (College ScoreCard)

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 ...
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Where is the data cohort map?

The data cohort map is included as a tab in the Data Dictionary Excel file. The Scorecard Data Dictionary was updated in September 2016 and the current version is available here: https://...
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Where is the data cohort map?

As of the September 2016 release, the updated cohort map is now available as a worksheet in the data dictionary here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/assets/CollegeScorecardDataDictionary-08-18-2016....
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Ns for the earnings cohorts

The "data cohort map" provides the information on which variable represents what cohort and measurement period for each variable in each raw data file (available by clicking download all data) and ...
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College Scorecard Raw Data Question

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 ...
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College Scorecard First Year Returning Students Calculation

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/...
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Reference year for College Scorecard loan repayment rate

The source of the metric is the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). The current data are from fiscal years 2014 and 2015 (this metric uses a pooled cohort for students repaying during 3-year ...
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Reference year for College Scorecard loan repayment rate

Presently, the collegescorecard.ed.gov utilizes data from 1996--2014. The measure you're referring to, "Students Paying Down Their Debt," is defined as "The share of students who have repaid at least $...
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Where can I find the graduate school college scorecard data

There is none at this time, though I've read that the Dept of Education may be making effort to add that information in future versions of the College Scorecard itself. Currently, you can get grad ...
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Where are some examples of interesting analyses of the College Scorecard data?

I ended up putting together an analysis of the College Scorecard data here: http://www.physicsisbeautiful.com/blog/collegescorecard-analysis/ in which I created a visualization of faculty salary vs ...
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Where are some examples of interesting analyses of the College Scorecard data?

I've built an R-based app using the College Scorecard database. It uses the RStudio shinyapps.io server as the host. Find it here: "Best Colleges For You" App . Read the "About" section of the App ...
Michael T.'s user avatar
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Next College scorecard update release date?

As of Sept. 28. 2017, the Department of Education has released a new annual update.
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Missing College Scorecard data for Navy, Army, Air Force

College Scorecard data are currently limited to institutions that participate in Title-IV federal financial aid programs. As the U.S. service academies do not participate in Title-IV, the data needed ...
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Dataset about attainment of college degree based on parent's education level?

I believe the General Social Survey (GSS) has this. And there are the longitudinal education surveys that have been launched every few years for decades: Baccalaureate & Beyond, Beginning ...
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'Number of Faculty Members' not Available in the College Scorecard Dataset

At a high level, 1.5M faculty. About 3.9 million people were employed in colleges and universities in the fall of 2013, including 1.5 million faculty, 0.4 million graduate assistants, and 2.0 ...
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Books and Supplies

That data element is not available in Scorecard. However, it is available from IPEDS (https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/) which is where the other Scorecard cost metrics come from. The books and supplies ...
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Size of incoming freshmen class

I received an answer to my question by sending an inquiry to [email protected]. The asked-for data is indeed not included in the Scorecard data set, but it released by IPEDS. I found what I was ...
Jan Overgoor's user avatar
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Verifying data accuracy on earnings by family income

It is not possible for end users to verify these data, as the student-level matching is performed within the Department and only the aggregate statistics are made publicly available. The Department ...
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What API Data is being used on these pages?

All API data used within an individual school’s profile page can be found within Chrome’s developer tools. In the Network tab, look for an element with “api” in the name (the url should be from api....
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Syntax error when the developer friendly name starts with a number

The problem was with the way I tried to access that property. Since the key name starts with a number, I need to use brackets. This expression works. obj.results[0][2017].admissions.sat_scores["...
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How to download College Scorecard raw data

Brittany, I've just downloaded the data from here and it worked.
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How to download College Scorecard raw data

Try going to the canonical source of the data; data.gov is a metadata portal first and foremost. Inevitably, there will be somethings lost in translation, most likely because of linkrot. data.gov's ...
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