This application combines information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Education Department to identify degree-granting colleges and universities which offer college majors appropriate to 176 specific job titles.
The most recent degrees conferred data (2006 - 2007) is always one school year behind the current date. Because college majors and student enrollments change slowly over time, the data is an excellent indicator of which schools produce the greatest number of students and graduates today.
The number of degrees granted are sorted by their Classification of Instructional Program (CIP). The C.I.P. can be loosely interpreted as the name of a college major. Colleges and Universities submit the information annually to the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (I.E.S.) as a requirement for federal student loan program eligibility. All major colleges and Universities in New York State participate in this program, known as IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System).
The IPEDS contains much more information than is used here. For more education statistics, visit the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) web page. The information used in this application can be replicated using the Data Cutting Tool at U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics produces a crosswalk that relates CIP codes to Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes. This matrix identifies which college majors (CIPs) most often lead to employment in specific job titles (SOCs). This crosswalk can be downloaded at National Crosswalk Service Center.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also produces a list of SOC job titles that most often require a college degree. This information was used to create the list of job titles used in this application, and is available here.
Two additional data fields for each New york State school(City and URL) were added by the NYSDOL Division of Research and Statistics in order to help users select and then contact each of the New York State colleges and universities. The data was obtained through public web searches.
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