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Is This Why Democrats Support Education Funding?

This post started off simply enough: I found some cool data on changes in educational attainment over time. I was going to take a look at how far we'd come as a nation in the last 40 years (even though I had already published this), and show where the biggest gains were.

It wasn't very compelling, at least at first.

Then, I decided to get ambitious (my wife was in her evening class, so I had the night free), and wondered if there were any interesting connections between changes in educational attainment and voting patterns in 2016.  I found a data set with election results by county, (a handful of counties are missing) and merged it in. And thus, this.

Before I start, there are a few points to make about the data.  First, the definitions changed slightly over time.  For instance, in 1970, the field is labeled "College degree," while in 2010, it's labeled "Four or more years of college."  Not the same thing, but we'll have to go with it for now.  Als…

2016 Freshman Admissions Data

Note: I've just discovered that although this data set is labeled 2016, it is for the 2015-2016 data year; thus, this is Fall, 2015 admissions data, not Fall 2016 as I had thought.)

This always proves to be a popular post: The 2016 Admissions Data summary.

Here you'll find ten views, showing test scores, admit rates, need data, and international student information (which should only be used as a guide, as you'll see.)

Use the gray boxes and/or arrows across the top to navigate this information, and the filters to limit the views.

Note: This data is "as reported" to Peterson's and is presented as is.  If it's wrong or your college is missing, it's almost certainly a reporting error; most institutions left at least some fields blank.

It comes from the Peterson's Undergraduate database and the Peterson's Undergraduate Financial Aid database, both copyright 2016 by Peterson's-Nelnet.  The data here are used with permission of Peterson's.