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The Roadmap Dashboard illustrates WSAC's Roadmap reports, complements the data and dashboards of our educational partners, and compiles education data and information across multiple sectors.

Providing Feedback

Our team greatly welcomes your feedback, suggestions, and error reports. Please email data@wsac.wa.gov.

Displaying label and exporting charts with labels

Most data labels are hidden by defaul to enhance readability, but viewers can display one or multiple labels using the following methods: 

  1. Select legend labels (colors or shapes) individually or multiple labels by holding the control-key

  2. Select data points individually or multiple points by holding the control-key or dragging cursor (hold button if using mouse) 

Any customizations to the default view, including labels, are preserved while using the buttons in the bottom right of visualization labelled "Download" to export an image or PDF, and “Share" to create sharable links with the current or original default view. The "Undo", Refresh" or "Revert" buttons in combination with the "Current View" are also useful for exploring the data.

Accessibility and assistive technologies

A central tenet of the Roadmap Dashboards is making them available, accessible, understandable, and useful to all users. While Tableau dashboards offer WCAG 2.0 AA compliance, WSAC is committed to evaluating and improving the Roadmap Dashboards for accessibility. We especially value feedback from those using assistive technologies such as screen readers, braille keyboards, or keyboard-only navigation. If you would like assistance or are interested in sharing your experience or how we could improve accessibility, please email data@wsac.wa.gov using this link.

Development Priorities and Features

As a digital product, the Roadmap Dashboard can evolve, expand, and update iteratively; but digital products are also at risk for errors, bugs, and incompatibilities on some devices. WSAC is actively working to improve the Roadmap Dashboards in future releases. Our current priorities include:

  1. Refreshing data as it becomes available and verified

  2. Creation and release of new dashboards as prioritized by the WSAC Roadmap working groups

  3. Consolidation of multiple topical dashboards on page into single embeded workbook   

  4. Design of mobile-friendly dashboards

Release Notes

  • Fall 2018: incremental update of data

  • January 2018: prioritize data accuracy, usability on desktop browsers, and identifying errors or issues. 

Bugs and Issues

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If using other browsers and find errors, please leave feedback ASAP.

Firefox: Tableau visualizations may give an "Uncaught Exception:" error. This is a known bug in Tableau and feedback is not necessary. 

Mobile device layouts are in development and will likely be available shortly after launch. Until then, viewing on a desktop or tablet is advised. 

Progress on Postsecondary Enrollments

Postsecondary enrollment data represent the overall participation of individuals in our state’s postsecondary education system. 

Recent high school graduates are a large and important source of enrollments; however, the enrollment of adult students is also critical to reaching the attainment goal. Many adult students face additional enrollment challenges, including the need to prioritize time and resources related to responsibilities for family, dependents, work, and career transitions. 

Postsecondary Enrollment Dashboards

Fall Enrollment by Level Over Time

Washington’s postsecondary enrollment trends are mixed.  The number of high school graduates enrolling immediately in college has remained steady in this five-year period.[1]  However, consistent with previous economic recoveries[2], enrollments are down slightly overall.  Enrollments in less-than-two-year programs experienced the largest decline, while four-year college enrollments have increased.

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update: Fall 2018.

Notes: All types of undergraduate and graduate students, at both public and private institutions are included. Counts are for students who enrolled in the fall term. It is important to note that nationally, about 35% of enrollments into community colleges occur outside of the fall. See Voight, J. A., and Voight, M., (2016). Toward Convergence: A Technical Guide for the Postsecondary Metrics Framework, Institute for Higher Education Policy.

Fall Enrollment Distribution by Level

Percentage of Total Fall Enrollments by Enrollment Level

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update: Fall 2018.

Fall Enrollment Distribution by Demographic Subgroup

Percentage of Fall Enrollments by Race and Ethnicity

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update: Fall 2018.

5-Year Change in Fall Enrollment Demographics

Five-Year Change in Fall Enrollments by Race/Ethnicity

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update: Fall 2018.

Note: These data capture only first-time, full-time fall enrollments, and is thus likely to undercount enrollments of part-time students.

Fall Enrollment Demographic: Trends Over Time  

Fall Enrollment of Students at Washington Institutions Over Time 

Source: WSAC staff analysis of IPEDS Fall Enrollment data from the U.S. Department of Education (September 2017). Next Update: Fall 2018.

Notes: Because the Census spans multiple years, as a proxy, WSAC examined the growth in the Hispanic enrollments in the K-12 system as displayed in the OSPI Report Card, 2012-13 through 2015-16. Hispanic enrollments grew from 214,144 in October of 2012 to 251,334 in 2016, a 17% increase. The option to report 2 or more races was was voluntary in 2008 and became mandatory in 2010. Anecdotal evidence suggests some of the decline in Native Americans may be a reporting artifact.  The Census Bureau notes that Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population. Non-Hispanic whites’ birth rates continue to be outpaced by death rates, leading to a shrinking non-Hispanic white population. Census Bureau, June 22, 2017. Release Number. CB17-100.

Apprenticeship Enrollments

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related classroom instruction under the supervision of experienced craft persons or trade professionals. Greater job-demand has supported growth in apprenticeship enrollment.

Source: WTB Analysis of Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Apprenticeship section data. Next Update: Fall 2018.

Notes

[1] Education and Research Data Center, (2015). High School Feedback Report, 2015, The Office of Financial Management, Washington State.

[2] National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, (2017) Enrollment Trends, and Current Term Enrollment Estimates, Spring 2017; Inside Higher Education, (2017) “Enrollment Continue to Slide at For-Profits and Community Colleges.” by Paul Fain and Inside Higher Education, (2013) “Enrollment Decline Picks Up Speed.” by Doug Lederman.