Contributors Profile background image
Portrait of Lyss Welding

Lyss Welding

Higher Education Research Analyst
Badge Check Expertise
  • National higher education data
  • Survey reporting
  • Student aid and finances
  • Student loan debt
  • Cost of college
  • Higher education research
Academic Cap Education
BA Linguistics, University of Chicago

Lyss Welding is a higher education analyst and senior editor for BestColleges who specializes in translating massive data sets and finding statistics that matter to students. Lyss has worked in academic research, curriculum design, and program evaluation. They've presented on collecting and using data at the Data Science for Social Good and Illinois Continuous Quality Improvement conferences.

Lyss' work has been cited by NPR, Forbes, Investopedia, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

They hold a bachelor's degree in linguistics from the University of Chicago.

Read Lyss's Latest Articles

Grade Inflation in College: Trends and Why It Happens

May 23, 2024
Card Thumbnail - Grade Inflation in College: Trends and Why It Happens

Skills-Based Hiring: What College Students Should Know

May 22, 2024
Card Thumbnail - Skills-Based Hiring: What College Students Should Know

The Majority of College Students Worry About AI’s Impacts on the Workforce: Survey

May 9, 2024
Card Thumbnail - The Majority of College Students Worry About AI’s Impacts on the Workforce: Survey

More Than Half of College Students Experience Doubt About Their Choice of Major

May 9, 2024
Card Thumbnail - More Than Half of College Students Experience Doubt About Their Choice of Major

Just One-Third of Students Say College Is Worth the Cost

May 7, 2024
Card Thumbnail - Just One-Third of Students Say College Is Worth the Cost

Our Editorial Policy and Standards

Accuracy and editorial integrity are just a few of the values we at BestColleges pledge to uphold for the students who rely on us. We are committed to providing students with the educational resources they need to achieve their goals.

Arrow right side
Editorial