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pdfEducation and Earnings in Pennsylvania hide

Click the link below to view Education and Earnings data for Pennsylvania Counties: http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/Data/PaSDCDashboards/ACSEducation20072011/tabid/2015/Default.aspx


published: 5/16/2013 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Education , Income , Research Briefs

pdfBack to School in Pennsylvania 2011 hide

School bells are ringing across the Commonwealth signaling the end of summer vacation. Back-to-school time stirs up a number of mixed emotions for children. Some eagerly anticipate the start of a new year and all its promise, while others dread the return to school buses, packed lunches, and homework. Parents, on the other hand, have a much more uniform reaction to the news – pure joy!


published: 8/30/2011 | tags: Economy , Education , Research Briefs

pdf2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Released hide

The Census Bureau today released new demographic data for all 50 states, and the nation’s largest counties and cities, including for the first time, data on Bachelor’s degree by field-of-degree. Today’s release includes only the 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. The American Community Survey (ACS) is a dataset that replaces the long form of the decennial census, and provides more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year. Data relating to income, poverty, educational attainment, commuting statistics, disability and employment are included in the survey, as well as many other topics.


published: 9/28/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Education , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania’s High School Graduates hide

Every year, June marks the annual rite of graduation for thousands of Pennsylvania high school students. Many of these students will be leaving for college in the fall, while others will join the workforce. Of Pennsylvania’s total enrollment of 2,123,868 children during the 2003-2004 school year, 141,053 or 6.6 percent graduated from high school.


published: 6/8/2006 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

pdfNew Information from U.S. Census Bureau Provides Educational Attainment Data for Pennsylvania hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that data released today for the year 2004 by the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that 86.5 percent of Pennsylvania’s population age 25 years and over are high school graduates or higher and that 25.3 percent of this same population have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Both of these numbers are increases from 2003 when 86.0 percent of the population age 25 years and over had at least a high school diploma and 24.8 percent obtained a bachelor’s degree or higher. A comparison to data collected from Census 2000 also supports this positive trend in educational attainment in Pennsylvania. The data released today were collected in the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS). As in all surveys, the CPS data are subject to sampling variability and other sources of error.


published: 3/28/2005 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

pdfNumber of College Degrees Conferred in Pennsylvania On the Increase hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that information available from the Pennsylvania Department of Education indicates the number of bachelor degrees, first-professional degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees conferred at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania increased 1.2 percent from 94,812 in 1999-00 to 95,971 in 2000-01.


published: 6/13/2002 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

PDFNumber of College Degrees Conferred in Pennsylvania Increased 17.2 Percent Over Ten Years hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that the number of bachelor degrees, first-professional degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degrees conferred at institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania increased 17.2 percent from 1989-90 to 1999-00, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


published: 6/7/2001 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

pdfBack to School in Pennsylvania hide

In the 1999-00 academic year, Pennsylvania public, private, and nonpublic schools had a total enrollment of 2,147,736 students, a 6.7 percent increase from the 1990-91 year. These students represent 500 school districts and 5,705 schools.


published: 9/7/2000 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

pdfDirect Correlation in PA Between Young Adult Workers’ Salaries and Educational Attainment hide

Pennsylvania is ranked 30th nationally and falls well behind adjacent states such as Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Delaware in the educational attainment of its total adult population. In the Commonwealth, 49.8 percent of the young adult labor force ages 18 to 39 has a high school education or less while only 25.6 percent has a college or graduate degree.


published: 2/17/2000 | tags: Education , Research Briefs

PA Stats

WEBPennsylvania Department of Education - Data and Statistics hide

Home page of the Pennsylvania Department of Education for education data and statistics. Includes school enrollment, graduation, higher education, and more. Use the left-hand navigation menu to access statistics.


published: 4/7/2011 | tags: Education , PA Stats

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