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What's New for December 2018

A Look at 3-Year Postsecondary Persistence and Attainment (December 18, 2018)
This Data Point looks at the 3-year persistence and attainment rate among different groups of postsecondary students. The rate was lower for students seeking a subbaccalaureate credential (a credential below the bachelor''s level) than for students seeking a bachelor''s degree, but rates were not measurably different between subbaccalaureate students majoring in academic and occupational fields. Rates for each student group did not increase from the 2003-04 cohort to the 2011-12 cohort.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates (December 12, 2018)
This report draws on an array of nationally representative surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates. The report describes trends in the data over time and examines how dropout and completion rates vary by demographic characteristics.

Revenues and Expenditures for Public K-12 Education Increase for Third Consecutive Year (December 6, 2018)
Revenues and expenditures increased in public K-12 education for the third consecutive school year in 2015–16 (Fiscal Year 2016). Spending increases over the past three years reverse four consecutive years of expenditure declines from FY 09 to FY 13, after adjusting for inflation.

Nationally, per pupil expenditures rose to $11,841 in FY 16, an increase of 2.8 percent from FY 15, after adjusting for inflation.

Current expenditures per pupil increased by 3 percent or more in 9 states and by 1 to less than 3 percent in 27 states between FY 15 and FY 16. These increases were highest in California for the second consecutive year (8.6 percent), Washington (6.8 percent), New York (6.5 percent), Hawaii (6.2 percent), and Pennsylvania (4.6 percent).

Graduation Rates for Selected Cohorts, 2009-14; Outcome Measures for Cohort Year 2009-10; Student Financial Aid, Academic Year 2016-17; and Admissions in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2017. (December 4, 2018)
This First Look includes fully edited and imputed data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) winter 2017-18 data collection, which included four survey components: Graduation Rates for selected cohorts 2009-2014, Outcome Measures for cohort year 2009-10, Student Financial Aid data for the academic year 2016-17, as well as Admissions for Fall 2017.