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Free College Movements: Find Statistics

Find Statistics

Statistical information such as rates, percentages and other quantitative data can be found within library article databases, government reports and publications, reports of "think tanks" and policy/research groups as well as google. Here's a useful research guide from Princeton University: Education Data and Statistics.

Google

Using Google?

To find statistics kept by our government (local, state, federal), add the term: site:.gov to your search. For example:

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Next, use Tools (below the magnifying glass) to limit your search by date of publication. Select "Custom Range" for the dates you are interested in:

Statistics from Websites and Article Databases

 

The Statistical Abstract of the United States: This website compiles data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations from 1878-2012.

Canada College students have access to Statista database (Log in as you would to Canvas).

College of San Mateo students can access:

RAND California  CSM only logo

Statistical information on California. Includes population & demographics; health & health care; business & economics; crimes, prisons, & courts; labor force, employment & earnings; energy; environment, resources & weather; K-12 & higher education; income, expenditure, wealth, & poverty; social insurance & human services; transportation & travel; and federal, state, & local government information.

Statistical Abstract of the United States [ProQuest]  CSM only logo

Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

Statistical Insight [ProQuest]  CSM only logo

Summary of US social, political and economic statistics taken from Federal agencies and private organizations.

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