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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

Suicide at Colleges: Rates, Research, and Statistics

May 11, 2023
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Yes, Pandemic Brain Is Real and Could Happen Again

April 24, 2023
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Highest-Paying College Majors: Full 2023 Statistics

May 3, 2023
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Average College GPA: Full Statistics

April 5, 2023
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Diversity in Higher Education: Facts and Statistics

March 31, 2023
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