A new approach to freshman migration, which is always a popular post on Higher Ed Data Stories.
If you're a regular reader, you can go right to the visualization and start interacting with it. And I can't stress enough: You need to use the controls and click away to get the most from these visualizations.
If you're new, this post focuses on one of the most interesting data elements in IPEDS: The geographic origins of first-year (freshman) students over time. My data set includes institutions in the 50 states and DC. It includes four-year public and four-year, private not-for-profits that participate in Title IV programs; and it includes traditional institutions using the Carnegie classification (Doctoral, Masters, Baccalaureate, and Special Focus Schools in business, engineering, and art/design.
Data from other institutions is noisy and often unreliable, or (in the case of colleges in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and other territories, often shows close to 100% of enrollment from that territory.)
Instead of explaining how to interact with these views, I've put a text box on the view when appropriate. You won't break anything by clicking; I promise.
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Yes, there are some data problems in every report using IPEDS data, so don't make any strategic decisions based on what you see here (I corrected Harvard's 2012 glitch of not reporting anyone from California but 220 students from Arkansas instead, and I see Kenyon 2022 is funky. I only report what's in the data, folks.)