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Within six years of graduation, males were over 2 times as likely as females to have been booked into jail and almost 5 times more likely to have been admitted to the Department of Corrections.

Recent Publications

What Is the ERDC?

What is the Education Research and Data Center?

We link education and workforce data from multiple state agencies, and transform this into insights that inform Washington decision-makers. This protects privacy by providing one place for people to find information for cross-sector research.

Recent Updates

ERDC produces Time to Degree Visualization

ERDC has published a dashboard that explores the time it takes to earn a degree across various degree programs at Washington four-year institutions. The dashboard presents data for seven graduating cohorts, from 2007-08 to 2013-14, and includes information from the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, and the Evergreen State College. The data can be disaggregated by race, gender, student need, and also by majors that are STEM related or in high demand.

ERDC publishes a profile of State Need Grant recipients

The Education Research and Data Center has just published a longitudinal study that examined the educational progress and degree completion of students who received State Need Grants (SNG). This study was conducted upon request by the legislature. The cohort included those who received SNGs for first time during the 2007–08 academic year, and tracked their academic progress and degree completion in Washington public institutions across eight years.

Webinar: Community, School, and Student Predictors of WAKids Kindergarten Readiness

In cooperation with the Washington State Office of Financial Management’s Education Research and Data Center, Washington State University’s Child and Family Research Unit has completed an analysis of community, school, and individual student characteristics that predict differences in Kindergarten school readiness. The webinar will present key findings on initial school readiness differences and how WAKids Kindergarten school readiness scores predict key indicators of academic success through Grade 2.

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