New Resource at NAS.org: Education Stats

Ashley Thorne

Each August the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes an almanac packed with useful statistics on higher education. The Chronicle is not the only source of such statistics. Starting today, the National Association of Scholars is offering a sampling data, especially in charts and other visual forms, on the many facets of American higher education. You can find these at our webpage, “Education Stats” (the blue tab on the left sidebar. We will be adding to it regularly as we come across new stuff. If you find something we should add, let us know

Here are our first four entries:

The Economic Value of College Majors 
May 27, 2011 – Center on Education and the Workforce
A set of interactive charts show the average income people make based on their college majors.

Remedial Education

May 03, 2011 – Center for College Affordability and Productivity
The proportion of freshman nationwide who took remedial coursework, depicted by major or field of study.

College Tuition CPI vs. US Home Prices vs. CPI 
July 19, 2010 – Business Insider
The price of a college education, compared to the CPI, has risen dramatically since 1980.

The Impact of Postsecondary Remediation 
July 31, 2008 - National Bureau of Economic Research 
"Being assigned to remediation appears to increase persistence to the second year and the total number of credits completed for students on the margin of passing out of the requirement, but it does not increase the completion of college-level credits or eventual degree completion."

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