shifty_eyed wrote:Can we expect any change in the way the geographic score reports are presented? I find the current format confusing, and I think listing by % of grads employed in the state might be better. For Texas the first school listed is Ave Maria, which only has a 33% employment score, and doesn't seem like a good choice for anyone regardless of location!
Here is how I feel about this: sigh.
In short, no, not this year. You have indeed identified something important, but the current state of things (in our opinion) is better than it would be if we by default sorted by Employment Score, Cost, % in the location, or any of the other metrics. Two reasons.
First, we don't want this to look like a ranking. You can sort all you want, but the default presentation is alphabetical to avoid the appearance of rankings and to make people engage with the data. (Plus, you probably realized quickly that Ave Maria is NOT a good choice for Texas lawyering, which means it achieved its goal in engaging you the reader.)
Second, the % employed in the state is the % in ANY job employed in the state. Because we deal with such small samples already, who knows what that 6.8% is for Ave Maria in Texas. This is a flaw with the Score Reports, one I want to solve someday, but one we're living with in the meantime.
I am open to reasons why the % employed in the state would be a good default sort with those two reasons in mind, however.