Summer plan To Do list #2: Check out your school’s admissions enrollment data

By now, your college or university knows who it admitted and who it rejected. Get the data on that — how many, what geographies they came from, what ethnicities and genders they represent. It is probably on the university website. If not, request it through a state public records act request. Then compare that against your local census data and data from across the state by looking it up on the U.S.Census American Factfinder site. 

If you can find a wide discrepancy between your state demographics and the university’s demographics this could be the basis for a good story for your back to school issue in the fall.

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