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EPI's weekly illustration of education data trends — February 24, 2017

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College Readiness by Race/Ethnicity, 2016

Percent of 2016 ACT-Tested High School Graduates Meeting ACT College Readiness Benchmarks by Race/Ethnicity and Subject

 

Of high school graduates who took the ACT examination in 2016, 62 percent met the ACT college readiness benchmark in English and 41 percent met the Mathematics benchmark. As the chart below clearly illustrates, there remains a large gap between Asian and White students with all other groups. For instance, in English, 73 percent of White students met the college readiness benchmark compared to 46 percent of Hispanic students and 33 percent of American Indians. In Mathematics, similar patterns exist. Half (50 percent) of White students met the mathematics compared to 27 percent of Hispanics and only 13 percent of African Americans.

SOURCE: The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2016. ACT.

 

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ATTAINMENT
Highest Level of Educational Attainment for US Adults, by Selected Age Groups, 2012/14 (March 17, 2016)
Education Attainment of US Individuals by Age Bracket (2014) (December 2, 2015)
Attainment of College and Career Readiness (July 22, 2015)
Educational Attainment of the Population 25 and Over (April 22, 2015)
Educational Attainment of 25-64 Year Olds by Country, 2011 (August 6, 2014)

COLLEGE COSTS
Average Net Cost of a Four-Year Public Institution by Median Family Income quartile, and median household income, 1999-2000 to 2011-12 (March 9, 2016)
Published Versus Net Tuition, Fees, and Room & Board Prices at Four-Year Not-for-Profit and Public Universities in the United States, 2015-16 (in 2015 dollars) (February 17, 2016)
Published Tuition, Fees, and Room & Board Prices at Four-Year Not-for-Profit and Public Universities in the United States, 2015-16 (in 2015 dollars) (February 11, 2016)
Forecast for Tuition and Fee Charges (November 20, 2014)
Net Price: America's Most Expensive Public Universities (October 16, 2014)

DEMOGRAPHICS
Where Children Come From (June 8, 2016)
Automotive Deaths by Level of Education (October 1, 2015)

ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY
College Readiness by Race/Ethnicity, 2016 (February 24, 2017)
How Federal Funds are Used in Public Schools, FY 2014 (February 15, 2017)
Homeschooling in the United States (January 25, 2017)
PISA 2015 Rankings — Problem Solving (January 11, 2017)
PISA 2015 Rankings — The US Versus the World (December 16, 2016)
Average Mathematics Literacy Scores of 15-Year-Old Students, by Country (2012 (August 10, 2016)
Too Many Left Behind: US Public High School Graduation Rates, 2013-14 (December 17, 2015)
2015 SAT Scores by Race/Ethnicity (September 4, 2015)
Percentage of Young Adults in School, 1985 to 2012 (December 3, 2014)
Enrollment at US Institutions of Higher Education, 1965 to 2025 (December 9, 2016)
Actual and projected numbers for total first-time freshmen fall enrollment in all degree-granting postsecondary institutions, by sex: Fall 1999 through fall 2024 (October 5, 2016)
Are College Students Non-Traditional? Enrollment by Age Group, 1970 to 2023 (Projected) (April 20, 2016)
Higher Education Enrollment (November 12, 2014)

HIGHER EDUCATION
Show Me the Money: A Look at College Revenues (May 18, 2016)
Distribution of Top-Ranked Universities (October 14, 2015)
The Growth of Higher Education, 1869-70 to 2013-14 (September 23, 2015)
Top Research Universities in the United States, 2010, by Funding Level (October 23, 2014)
US News & World Report Rankings (September 10, 2014)
A Massified System of Higher Education (September 3, 2014)

REMEDIATION
Remedial Coursetaking for Public Two-Year Students (2003-09) (February 1, 2017)
Remedial Coursetaking for Public Four-Year Students (2003-09) (September 8, 2016)

RETENTION & GRADUATION
Graduation and Default Rates at Four-Year Institutions, by State, 2014-15 (November 21, 2016)
Persistence and attainment status of 2003–04 beginning postsecondary students after 6 years, by initial credential level: 2009 (July 27, 2016)
Three-Year Graduation Rates at Two-Year Institutions by Race/Ethnicity, 2011 to 2014 (February 5, 2016)
Six-Year Graduation Rates at Four-Year Institutions by Race/Ethnicity, 2008 to 2014 (January 6, 2016)
When Students Leave College (October 29, 2014)
Student Transfer in Higher Education (September 17, 2014)

ROI
Median Earnings by Educational Attainment, 2007 and 2015 (October 21, 2016)
Poverty Rates by Age: 1959 to 2015 (September 14, 2016)
The Percentage of People in Poverty is Decreasing (July 21, 2016)
Who is Poor in America? (July 13, 2016)
Median annual earnings of full-time year-round workers 25 to 34 years old, by educational attainment: 1995 to 2013 (April 7, 2016)
Is College Worth it? This is What Graduates Say (February 26, 2016)
Canada's Best Jobs 2015 (April 29, 2015)
Taxes Paid by Education Attainment (April 15, 2015)
Work-Life Earnings by Educational Attainment (April 2, 2015)
Household Income Versus the SAT and GPA (January 14, 2015)
Job Opportunities for Recent Ph.D.s (December 11, 2014)
Earnings Gap by Gender fro BA Graduates (September 24, 2014)
Underemployment of College Majors (August 27, 2014)
Employment of BA Graduates Four Years Ago (August 20, 2014)
New Job Hires 2014 (August 13, 2014)
Career and College Readiness (July 22, 2014)
Occupations by Degree: A Look at 2022 (July 15, 2014)

STUDENT AID
Percent of Undergraduate Students Who Received Federal Student Loans, 1989-90 to 2011-12 (February 8, 2017)
Changes in Pell Grant Participation and Median Family Income of Recipients, 1999-00 to 2011-12 (September 21, 2016)
Distribution of Borrowers by Debt Balance, 2014 (September 1, 2016)
Students Who Do Not Apply for Federal Financial Aid and Why (August 4, 2016)
Voting With Their Feet: Where Pell Funds Go (June 2, 2016)
Undergraduate Students with Zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), 2012 (December 9, 2015)
Title IV, Pell Grants, and Stafford Loans (January 9, 2015)
Maximum and Average Pell Grant (November 6, 2014)
College Debt at Four-Year Institutions (July 30, 2014)