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October 20, 2015 1 comment

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  1. This graphed data illustrates to the reader that, due to a new “baby boom” that happened 18 years prior, the class of 2025 is on track to be the biggest, and most diverse class of students the country has ever seen. This would not be the first time colleges have seen an “enrollment bubble”, but this is supposed to be the biggest one recorded, the previous being in 2009 when the bulk of the original “Baby Boomers” children enrolled in college.
  2. The information in this article was retrieved by Pew researchers from The National Center for Health Statistics, and the National Center for Education Statistics, as well as the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education.
  3. These claims are obviously projections, however well-backed and qualified they may be. This leads the reader to wonder the obvious question of whether the actual data for the class of 2025 will reflect these projections; given changing college enrollment rates, dropout rates, a large potential change in the economy, etc.
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Educated Immigrants

October 20, 2015 1 comment

  1. This article illustrates the fact that newly arrived immigrants are the best educated ever. Stating that 41% of immigrants entering the United States within the last five years has at least a bachelors. Whereas, 3 out of 10 U.S. born adults have a bachelors degree. Later on in the article, it explains gaps in the number of immigrants who have completed high school and how Asian immigrants being a large portion of the educated immigrants, are on the rise.
  2. The information presented in this article are came from Pew Research tabulations of the U.S. decennial census. Basically the census of the last five years and The American community survey. I chose this article because it was interesting and because this post was about educational statistics of the people in our country.
  3. Do you think it matters that the immigrants are more likely to have college degrees in “our country” than the people who where born here?
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Blog #5 – Education and Immigration

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment

  1. Studies show that 41% of immigrants to the US from the past 5 years have completed at least a bachelor’s degree. In 1970, only 20% had this kind of education upon arrival.
  2. The study was conducted by Pew Research looking into US census data from 1970-2000 and 2013.
  3. How could the absence of illegal immigrants in the study affect the data? Why are there more educated people immigrating to the US than in past years?
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Sexual Assaults on MU Campus

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment
  1. The article covers the Association of American Universities survey about sexual assault. I chose this because at Mizzou, sexual assault has been very prevalent in recent years.
  2. The data was collected from the AAU’s survey sent to more than 150,000 students at 27 universities.
  3. Were the students selected just undergrad students or all students? Were the universities all public? Were private universities included in the data?

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Diversity in College Class of 2025

October 19, 2015 1 comment

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University of Missouri Total Enrollment by Gender and Ethnicity

October 19, 2015 1 comment

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  1. This describes the gender and ethic demographic information of students at the University of Missouri in the 2014 fall semester. I chose it because I think there is an extreme difference in percentages in the different types of ethnicities.
  2. The data is from the University of Missouri. The data is collected from enrollment data the University receives when students enroll. These students include all enrolled students for the 2014 Fall Semester as well as non-traditional students in the Extension/Continuing Education Off-Campus and Center for Distance and Independent Study.
  3. I’d like to see more done with this data. I know that it is not a tweet but I feel like the large gap in the amount of non white students compared to white students is extreme. Non white and white students should all be encouraged to apply to the University and have scholarships and aid available for them. I feel like this says a lot about out school systems in Missouri and other states.
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Blog 5: Gender Gap in College Enrollment

October 19, 2015 1 comment

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