New Data on Economic Diversity.org
New data for the 2005-06 academic year is live at EconomicDiversity.org today. EconomicDiversity.org is the only publicly available web site with campus-level, multi-year data on student income, financial aid, race and ethnicity, student loan debt, and other variables. Users can easily view data on specific colleges and universities, or compare multiple institutions. The site can be used to identify trends in student enrollment, diversity and financial aid usage, and compare colleges by state, sector, and other criteria.
For example, the updated data shows that the percentage of students applying for federal financial aid increased much faster at community colleges than at four-year institutions over the past five years. The increase was 37 percent at community colleges, compared with ten percent at four-year public institutions, and seven percent at four-year private nonprofit institutions.