Insight for Work June Release Highlights
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Insight for Work June Release Highlights

New Job Posting Detail Enhancements Improve Job Opening Analysis Capabilities Estimated Hires (Job Openings) Calculation In the Insight for Work June Release, Public Insight addresses a key limitation of job postings. Job postings are advertised solicitations for job positions. One of the limitations of job postings is that the posting…

March 2020 Job Postings Signals Seismic Labor Shifts
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March 2020 Job Postings Signals Seismic Labor Shifts

New Labor Market Analysis Application Released by Public Insight The COVID-19 reality is starting to reflect itself in the labor market. Volatility in the labor market will be the new normal for the foreseeable future. We analyzed and coded over 2 million active job postings as of past Saturday, March…

Distance Education Rebounds
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Distance Education Rebounds

Distance Education is now 12.3% of all programs and up 7.6% in 2018 Social distancing, at least for now, is the new normal and along with it comes distance education. Each year we look at what the data is telling us for distance education programs. Last year, I suggested that…

The 13 College Scorecard Title IV Outcomes
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The 13 College Scorecard Title IV Outcomes

Where Students Go Based on the Latest College Scorecard Data In our last post, we provided some insight into the IPEDS Outcome Measures data. The IPEDS Outcome Measures data was designed as a supplement to graduation rate data which has always been questioned as an effective measure for measuring student…

Decoding Outcome Measures Data
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Decoding Outcome Measures Data

Breaking Down the Second Year Student Success Measure The IPEDS Outcome Measures data was designed as a supplement to graduation rate data which has always been questioned as an effective measure for measuring student outcomes. Outcome Measures is now in year two of its collection and provides a lot of…

Lower Student Default Rates – Calm Before the Storm?
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Lower Student Default Rates – Calm Before the Storm?

Loan repayment rate data may trigger resurgence in default rates The most recent Federal Student Aid student default rate data indicates that the composite student default rates declined from 10.8% in 2015 to 10.1% in 2016, a decline of 6.5% and continuing a seven-year post-recession trend. In 2010, the default…

Visualizing Student Debt and Earnings
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Visualizing Student Debt and Earnings

Leveraging Scatterplots to Analyze the New College Scorecard Data There has always been a symbiotic relationship between student debt and student earnings. As student debt has creeped up in recent years, there has also been a data gap with post-graduation earnings. The most recent College Scorecard data is a first…

Using AI to Break Down Head Count
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Using AI to Break Down Head Count

New Microsoft® Power BI Visual Dynamically Analyzes Categorical Data Like fashion goes in and out of style, so do visual ways of exploring data. Several decades ago I worked with a visual called the Decomposition Tree from an upstart company Proclarity from Boise, Idaho to analyze multi-dimensional data. That company…