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Jon Boeckenstedt
Works at DePaul University
Attended University of Maryland University College
Lives in Naperville, IL
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Graduation Rates, Rolled Up
I like the NCES Digest of Education Statistics, but some of the reports they present are almost unusable.  If you've ever tried to visualize a report like this , you know what I mean.  If anyone from NCES is reading this, please help and encourage the good ...
I like the NCES Digest of Education Statistics, but some of the reports they present are almost unusable. If you've ever tried to visualize a report like this, you know what I mean. If anyone from NCES is reading this, plea...
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Degrees awarded by Discipline, Ethnicity, and Gender, 2011 to 2013
This is three years of data from the NCES Digest of Education Statistics, breaking out all bachelor's degrees awarded by ethnicity, gender, and discipline.  For the sake of clarity, I rolled many of the disciplines together, and on at least one view, rolled...
This is three years of data from the NCES Digest of Education Statistics, breaking out all bachelor's degrees awarded by ethnicity, gender, and discipline. For the sake of clarity, I rolled many of the disciplines together, ...
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The latest Boogey Man: Frontloading
It's happened three times in the last several months: I am invited into, or stumble into, a discussion on "Frontloading."  It's been the case that the people who are talking about it are generally convinced it exists, and generally believe it's a widely pra...
It's happened three times in the last several months: I am invited into, or stumble into, a discussion on "Frontloading." It's been the case that the people who are talking about it are generally convinced it exists, and gen...
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Freshman Migration, 2014
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by license plates on cars.  And whenever I found myself in a college parking lot, it was like a buffet, with lots of plates from distant states. Thus, my fascination with freshman migration and out-of-state enrollment was ...
When I was a kid, I was fascinated by license plates on cars. And whenever I found myself in a college parking lot, it was like a buffet, with lots of plates from distant states. Thus, my fascination with freshman migration ...
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This is an amazing program! Thanks so much for sharing - it's really fun to visualize, and might be very helpful to students in trying to decide what school to attend.  
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How will demographics change enrollment?
Ever since I started in admissions, people have been talking about demographics changes and challenges, and the chant continues.  The future, we're told, will look very different than the present. Our trade paper, the Chronicle of Higher Education, ran an a...
Ever since I started in admissions, people have been talking about demographics changes and challenges, and the chant continues. The future, we're told, will look very different than the present. Our trade paper, the Chronic...
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Graduation Rates by Selectivity: Freshmen, 2007
This is the second part of my visualization of graduation rates from NCES. Part I is right below this one, or if  you want, you can click here to open it in a new window. People in higher ed, and especially in government, talk a lot about graduation rates, ...
This is the second part of my visualization of graduation rates from NCES. Part I is right below this one, or if you want, you can click here to open it in a new window. People in higher ed, and especially in government, tal...
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In-state enrollment and Pell
A recent article in the Washington Post piqued my interest: Why the University of Oregon turned to neighboring states for students , by colleague Roger Thompson. Some of this is no surprise, of course. I've been looking at NCES and WICHE data for years, and...
A recent article in the Washington Post piqued my interest: Why the University of Oregon turned to neighboring states for students, by colleague Roger Thompson. Some of this is no surprise, of course. I've been looking at NCE...
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2014 IPEDS Admissions Data
This is always a popular post: Statistics on the entering class of 2014 at about 1900 colleges and universities across the country.  It's based on IPEDS data, which I downloaded from the IPEDS data center and conditioned.  The source file is here , if you'd...
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In Which I Break the Rules
I've had a long-standing rule when publishing to this blog: I don't take requests.  This is for two reasons: First, I do this for fun, and I publish what's interesting to me, hoping you'll find it compelling as well.  Second, the tools available now allow y...
I've had a long-standing rule when publishing to this blog: I don't take requests. This is for two reasons: First, I do this for fun, and I publish what's interesting to me, hoping you'll find it compelling as well. Second,...
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Happy holidays!
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My article this morning in the Washington Post on "The Coalition" of 83 colleges.  It quacks like an access duck, but is it really?
DePaul University's admissions chief offers an alternative view on the emergence of an alternative application for elite schools.
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Great Jon. Congrats!!
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Work
Occupation
Enrollment Management
Employment
  • DePaul University
    Enrollment Management, 2002 - present
  • DePaul University
  • St. Bonaventure University
    1995 - 2002
  • Communicorp
    1993 - 1995
  • Grinnell College
    1990 - 1993
  • University of Dallas
    1987 - 1990
  • Mount Mercy College
    1983 - 1987
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Naperville, IL
Previously
Dubuque, IA - Olean, NY - Acworth, GA - Irving, TX - Grinnell, IA - Cedar Rapids, IA - Atlanta, GA
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I'm a Contrarian. Or maybe I'm not.
Introduction
Google tells me to put something here so people will know they've found the right Jon Boeckenstedt.  There is only one.  You've found him.
Education
  • University of Maryland University College
    Marketing, 2000
  • Loras College
    English, 1982
  • Iowa State University
  • Wahlert High School
  • Nativity Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
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