Thursday, May 18, 2006


I do not have a teenager looking at colleges but nonetheless the following web site is pretty COOL. See the Department of Education's: College Opportunities Online Locator (COOL)

I of course must data-mine this (a bad word these days I realize… let’s call it data-mining with a lower case “d”… no fuzzy logic pattern matching or teraflops needed). You can plug in a zip code and search for institutions within 100 miles of downtown Pittsburgh (zip 15222). I get 228 such institutions with, by my count, a combined enrollment of 352,145.

and just out is this table from the Department of Education showing that Pennsylvania has the single largest net (IN)migration of recent high school graduates who matriculate into 4 year colleges.