Data USA is a wonderful research/reference tool that we strongly recommend you take a look at. The new data announced today is only a small portion of what’s available.
Data USA has released new data visualization profiles summarizing the costs, demographics, debt, acceptance rates, financial aid, and endowments of more than 7,300 universities and higher education institutions in the US. The visualizations make available data from the US Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS).
Data USA is a free, open data platform created in collaboration between Deloitte, MIT, and Datawheel. Data USA integrates, visualizes, and distributes data from multiple public sources and has grown in its first two years to more than 300,000 monthly users, becoming one of the main sources for Americans to access public data.
The new higher education profiles provide a robust amount of data visualizations, including:
- Admissions and financial aid
- Majors, time to complete degrees, and jobs of graduates
- Diversity of student and faculty populations
- Staffing, expenses, and operations
Additionally, the individual institution profiles that also include automatically generated comparison data from peer institutions.
Data USA is the most comprehensive visualization engine for shared US government data to date, aggregating and visualizing publicly available data from multiple sources including the Department of Labor, Department of Commerce, the Census, and Department of Education, among others.
Data USA is freely available and users can browse the data and gain insights using filters or target their view using search tools. The code is open source, and the platform is scalable, allowing for new data to be added. Application developers can build on the Data USA platform using the API and integrate additional data for custom use.
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