College Attendance Statistics

College attendance statistics. Methods of data collection in statistics

College Attendance Statistics


  • The action or state of going regularly to or being present at a place or event
  • the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
  • The number of people present at a particular event, function, or meeting
  • the frequency with which a person is present; “a student’s attendance is an important factor in her grade”
  • the number of people that are present; “attendance was up by 50 per cent”


  • The practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, esp. for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample
  • (statistical) of or relating to statistics; “statistical population”
  • Denver Dalley is an accomplished singer-songwriter who got his start in Omaha, Nebraska.
  • a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters


  • An educational institution or establishment, in particular
  • (within a university) A school offering a general liberal arts curriculum leading only to a bachelor’s degree
  • the body of faculty and students of a college
  • College (Latin: collegium) is a term most often used today in Ireland and the United States to denote a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution and in other English-speaking countries to refer to a secondary school in private educational systems.
  • One providing higher education or specialized professional or vocational training
  • an institution of higher education created to educate and grant degrees; often a part of a university

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college attendance statistics – Economic Challenges

Economic Challenges in Higher Education (National Bureau of Economic Research Monograph)
Economic Challenges in Higher Education (National Bureau of Economic Research Monograph)
The last two decades have been a turbulent period for American higher education, with profound demographic shifts, gyrating salaries, and marked changes in the economy. While enrollments rose about 50% in that period, sharp increases in tuition and fees at colleges and universities provoke accusations of inefficiency, even outright institutional greed and irresponsibility. As the 1990s progress, surpluses in the academic labor supply may give way to shortages in many fields, but will there be enough new Ph.D.’s to go around?

Drawing on the authors’ experience as economists and educators, this book offers an accessible analysis of three crucial economic issues: the growth and composition of undergraduate enrollments, the supply of faculty in the academic labor market, and the cost of operating colleges and universities. The study provides valuable insights for administrators and scholars of education.

Columbus Crew attendance patterns: August 14, 2011

Columbus Crew attendance patterns: August 14, 2011
Because some people asked for it on Twitter, here is a quick chart showing the Crew’s average attendance patterns for this year vs. their history. The gray series indicates average attendances for game #N over the team’s 16-year history, while the yellow series graphs that game’s attendance for this year, 2011.

As you can see, Game 5 has been problematic both this year (7.148) and over time (12,476).

One interesting reading of this chart is that, while the Crew’s attendances have certainly been disappointing this season, the game-over-game patterns have – generally – followed the patterns set in previous years. The toughest games, attendance-wise, are not the first games, but those next few after the opening rush is over. As the summer has moved on, attendances have typically risen – peaking around a dozen games into the season.

The last game of the season has done very well, but it should be noted that Game 16 has not always been played due to the length of the season (the last year was 2006). As such, the reported average for that game is artificially inflated. Which is a good thing, as the capacity of Crew Stadium is below what the average for that game at this point.

The chart was produced by Microsoft Excel, with no post-processing. If this sort of thing proves interesting, I may revisit it.

SXSW-i 3.2012

SXSW-i 3.2012
Dean Davis represents the College of Menominee Nation and the ARRA-funded Wisconsin broadband project, Building Community Capacity through Broadband, at the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive festival. The panel, "Popping your bubble: stories of the digital divide," was one chosen from a pool of 4,500 other panel contenders.

2011 SXSW-I statistics:
• Interactive Conference Participants: 19,364 (from 63 foreign countries)
• Interactive Conference Sessions: 935
• Interactive Media in Attendance (approximate): 2,508

college attendance statistics

Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity
As Congress debates the reauthorization of the basic federal student aid legislation, and as governors and state legislators cope with increasingly severe budgetary problems of their own, the issues of preserving college opportunity and sharing the burden of college costs are particularly critical and timely. This book assesses the role of government subsidies for higher education — especially but not exclusively federal student aid — in keeping college affordable for Americans of all economic and social backgrounds. The authors examine the effects of student aid policies of the last twenty years. They address several vital questions, including: Has federal student aid encouraged the enrollment and broadened the educational choices of disadvantaged students? Has it made higher education institutions more secure and educationally more effective — or has it raised costs and prices as schools try to capture additional aid? Has federal student aid made the distribution of higher education’s benefits, and the sharing of costs, fairer? And what are the likely trends in patterns of college affordability? Drawing on their analysis, the authors highlight some of the principal dimensions of policy choice on which the debate has focused, as well as some that have been relatively neglected. Building upon their conclusion that student aid works, they propose reforms that would bolster the role of income-tested aid in the overall student financing picture. McPherson and Schapiro recommend a number of incremental reforms that could improve the effectiveness of existing federal aid programs and present a proposal to replace a substantial fraction of state-operating subsidies to colleges anduniversities with expanded federal aid.