Blog #5- Universities & Low-income students
— InsideTrack (@InsideTrack) September 25, 2015
- The New York Times conducted research based on the share of students who receive Pell Grants, which are normally for students who’s family income is less than $70,000 per year, the graduation rate of those students, and the price that the university charges overall, and the resources that are available to a low income student. All of this data was used to make an index ranking nearly 200 schools from best to worst. I chose this specific piece of research because it has a complex infographic that the class could examine and also it is university related.
2. The data was collected by The Upshot, which is a research outlet of The New York Times. The research was conducted by using secondary data to rank schools from best to worst when it comes to the success and resources of lower income students.
3. The article mentioned that this year they were including those students who graduated in 5 years. Since they mentioned that, it would have been nice to see a chart that compared last years rankings to this years. Also, is this conducted every single year? or was last year the first year. If they do it every year I think it would be nice to see the changes in the rankings over time. I found in interesting that the top 5 schools were all in California. I wonder if this is coincidental or if further research has been done on this?
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