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NY City Public Schools, and what they might tell us about the SAT
Recently, I received a message from Akil Bello who pointed out a data visualization he had seen.  It was originally posted to Reddit , but later was edited to eliminate the red-green barrier that people with color-blindness face.  The story was here , using...
Recently, I received a message from Akil Bello who pointed out a data visualization he had seen. It was originally posted to Reddit, but later was edited to eliminate the red-green barrier that people with color-blindness fa...
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Medical, Law, and Dental Degrees, 1955-56 to 2013-14
You can look at a lot of places on this blog to find the story of women and the increases in educational attainment over time, but perhaps none is so compelling as this one.  It was very rare for women to have college degrees in the 1940's and 1950's , but ...
You can look at a lot of places on this blog to find the story of women and the increases in educational attainment over time, but perhaps none is so compelling as this one. It was very rare for women to have college degrees...
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Undergraduate Institutions of Doctoral Recipients, 2014
One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one , where I showed the baccalaureate college of the nation's 2011 doctoral recipients. This is an update to that, using 2014 data from the NSF . It's pretty simple: There are three views here. On th...
One of the most popular posts on this blog has been this one, where I showed the baccalaureate college of the nation's 2011 doctoral recipients. This is an update to that, using 2014 data from the NSF. It's pretty simple: The...
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Test score distributions, 2014
We tend to think a lot about a college's average test scores, despite the many ways colleges can and do manipulate them for their own benefit.  After my last post on the relatively low number of students who enroll in the most selective institutions, someon...
We tend to think a lot about a college's average test scores, despite the many ways colleges can and do manipulate them for their own benefit. After my last post on the relatively low number of students who enroll in the mos...
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Who's Going to NACAC?
One of the things I hope to show people on this blog is that data is a lot more fun and interesting when you actually do something with it , rather than just present it in a spreadsheet. Here's a good example. This week, over 6,000 people who work in or aro...
One of the things I hope to show people on this blog is that data is a lot more fun and interesting when you actually do something with it, rather than just present it in a spreadsheet. Here's a good example. This week, over ...
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How Many Colleges Are There, Anyway?
College. University.  We think we know what these terms mean, and yet, any discussion of colleges in the US invariably leads to someone saying, "It depends on what you mean by college." For instance, there are about 6,900 post-secondary institutions in the ...
College. University. We think we know what these terms mean, and yet, any discussion of colleges in the US invariably leads to someone saying, "It depends on what you mean by college." For instance, there are about 6,900 pos...
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The Outlook in Illinois
Much of what I post here is slightly modified from what I use at work, and this is no exception.  Here at DePaul (like most universities) the biggest single slice of enrollment comes from our own state, and it's important to know what's going to be happenin...
Much of what I post here is slightly modified from what I use at work, and this is no exception. Here at DePaul (like most universities) the biggest single slice of enrollment comes from our own state, and it's important to ...
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A Fresh Look at the New WICHE Data
Note: You should view this on a tablet or desktop. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has just published the 9th version of " Knocking on the Door ," a look at demographic projections of high school graduates in the US.  And seve...
Note: You should view this on a tablet or desktop. The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) has just published the 9th version of "Knocking on the Door," a look at demographic projections of high school ...
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A different look at diversity in US Higher Education, looking at the ecosystem the way an ecologist might.
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ACT, to no one's surprise, says test-optional is a bad thing. I say one hot take deserves another 
Absurdities seem to come in clumps. While I was on the train reading Twitter earlier this week, I saw this. You may not see the final sentence, so I’ve cut it out for you here: As absurditie…
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All the fuss, updated
One of the very first posts I did on this blog was showing just how many "Uber Selective" colleges and universities there are (or aren't), and how many students they enrolled (or didn't.) I used it last week at a presentation at NACAC , and several people a...
One of the very first posts I did on this blog was showing just how many "Uber Selective" colleges and universities there are (or aren't), and how many students they enrolled (or didn't.) I used it last week at a presentation...
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Tuition and Income in the States
Whoa, you might say as you look at this. It's way too funky for me. That's OK; I'm going to show you a new feature in the data visualization tool, Tableau , that I use that will make this all make sense. Hang on. I wondered: Do states with higher median inc...
Whoa, you might say as you look at this. It's way too funky for me. That's OK; I'm going to show you a new feature in the data visualization tool, Tableau, that I use that will make this all make sense. Hang on. I wondered: D...
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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
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
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Male
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