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Lyss Welding

Higher Education Research Analyst
Badge Check Expertise
  • National higher education data
  • Survey reporting
  • Student aid and finances
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 Forbes, Investopedia, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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

Subject areas
Student loan debt, cost of college, higher education research

Read Lyss's Latest Articles

6 in 10 Students Say Use of AI Tools in College Diminishes Value of Degree

November 27, 2023
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Just 18% of College Students Rank ROI as a Top Factor in College Choice

November 2, 2023
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Four in 10 Students Think Standardized Tests Are a Good Measure of College Readiness

November 2, 2023
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Students’ Top Factors in College Choice and Admissions: 2023

November 3, 2023
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Less Than One-Third of Students Think Legacy Admissions Should Be Allowed: Survey

October 30, 2023
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