Editorial: Ivy Tech’s graduation numbers misleading



Numbers can provide a lot of information on a variety of subjects, from the percentage of students who passed a test to unemployment rates.

However, without proper context numbers can be misleading.

For example, a dramatic increase in the number of people moving to a city to seek employment but are unable to find a job can offset an increase in the number of people who are employed in the city — possibly making the city’s unemployment look problematic, even though many people think the city is a good place to find a job.

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