Demographics

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The Relationship Between 8-Year Graduation Rates and Economic Status/Race/Ethnicity

In our previous blog post, we introduced the IPEDS Outcome Measures, which extends graduation rate calculations out to 8 years while also including part-time and transfer students in the metrics. Across public universities in Texas, we saw that 57% of full-time, first-time entering students in the 2014 cohort completed their bachelor’s degree at their originating university…

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County Migration in Texas

In our previous blog post, we looked at state-to-state migration trends, digging into the American Community Survey (ACS) migration flows data to look at in-migration, out-migration, and net migration trends across American states. We found that Texas had the second-highest net increase in the 2020 data with almost 98,000 new residents, only trailing the state of Florida’s 170K…

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State-to-State Migration Trends in the United States

Migration Trends Across the USA Throughout this series on factors related to higher education enrollment, we have looked at data pertaining to the “birth dearth” in the US and population changes based on age, race and ethnicity. Another key element to understanding the future of enrollment in colleges and universities is movement of individuals between…

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Population Trends by State: Race and Ethnicity

Population Trends by State: Race and Ethnicity Throughout our series on factors affecting current and future enrollments in higher education in Texas, we have looked at trends in birth rates, high school graduation rates, and age-related demographics. With the US Census Bureau’s recent release of the newest edition of the American Community Survey (ACS) data,…

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Population Trends in Texas by University and County

Population Trends in Texas by University and County The US Census Bureau released the newest edition of the American Community Survey (ACS) data last week, publishing updated 5-year estimates (2017-2021). The timeliness of this release allows us to explore the most up-to-date data regarding trends in the population in Texas. This blog post narrows the…

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Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: New Teacher Survey Data

Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: New Teacher Survey Data With the new school year kicking-off, we are winding down our summer blog series with two more entries before the Labor Day holiday next month. Previous posts can be accessed at our main site. This blog serves as a book-end to the previous post related to teacher…

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Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: Candidate Exit Survey Data

Evaluating Educator Preparation Programs: Candidate Exit Survey Data We are continuing our data series on public school teachers in Texas. To this point, we have looked at trends related to the quantity of public school teachers in Texas, the production of newly-certified teachers by type of Educator Preparation Program (EPP), and the quality of new…

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Evaluating Teacher Quality: TEA Principal Survey

Evaluating Teacher Quality: TEA Principal Survey Our two previous blog posts related to educator preparation reviewed data pertaining to the number of certified teachers in public schools in Texas, as well as the productivity of Educator Preparation Programs (EPP). This blog post turns our analytical lens to reviewing one measure of teacher quality in the…

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Examining student-faculty similarities and graduation outcomes for Hispanic/Latinx students

Student-faculty similarity and graduation outcomes for Hispanic/Latinx students In our previous blog post, we examined the relationship between the demographic similarity of faculty to students on campus and six-year graduation rates for Black or African American students. Across Doctoral Universities and Master’s Universities, there is a positive association, as a higher representation of Black or African…