Category Archives: Education

American Community Survey Takes Our Nation’s Demographic Pulse Each Year

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Tweet Written by: James Treat, US Census Bureau In every census between 1940 and 2000, millions of American households received a “long form”, which contained scores of questions on a wide range of demographic, socioeconomic and housing topics. Following the … Continue reading

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What is a College Degree Worth?

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Tweet Written by: Tiffany Julian, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, US Census Bureau A college degree has long been considered the golden ticket to success in life. High schools and parents constantly reinforce the importance of obtaining a college … Continue reading

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Going Back to School

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Tweet Do you have a student going back to school this month? The U.S. Census Bureau first collected information on the number of schools and students during the 1840 Census. That year, there were approximately 2 million students attending 50,000 … Continue reading

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How Prevalent is “Academic Red-Shirting”?

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Tweet Written by: Kurt Bauman, Chief, Education and Social Stratification Branch, U.S. Census Bureau College football fans are no doubt familiar with the term “red-shirting.” This practice occurs when a player participates in an academic year but not in that … Continue reading

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Funding Public Education

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Tweet Written by: Lisa Blumerman, Chief, Governments Division, US Census Bureau Most students in the United States depend on public schools for their education, so it’s not surprising that the public has a keen interest on how tax dollars are … Continue reading

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