You would be hard-pressed to find anyone working in college enrollment who enjoys playing with data more than the staff at DePaul University does. Jon Boeckenstedt, the university’s associate vice president for enrollment policy and planning, recently posted a wealth of visualized admissions data on his blog. His post includes interactive graphs that compare different data points for individual colleges, illustrating the relationship between admit rates and cost of attendance, for example.
Mr. Boeckenstedt takes statistics from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, or Ipeds, which collects information colleges report to the government, and puts the statistics into user-friendly graphs. They might just make you like using data as much as Mr. Boeckenstedt does.