By the Numbers, November ’13

data assembled by Casey Jaywork | Editor in Chief

Percent of US public that has a very or somewhat positive view of the Republican party, according to an early October poll: 24%
Percent that has a very or somewhat negative view of the Republicans: 53%
Change in positive and negative views since September (i.e. before the government shutdown): -4% and +9%, respectively
Change in positive and negative views of Pres. Obama since September: +2% and -1%, respectively
Number of times the Republican party has been less popular in the history of this poll: 0

Percent of US voters who believe that Pres. Obama is the anti-Christ: 13%

Republican approval rating as a factor of the rate of belief that Obama is the anti-Christ: 1.85

Cost to US economy of Oct. 1-17th federal shutdown: $24 billion

Percent of Americans who trust the government to usually or always do what is right: 19%

Supply budget for the Central Circuit (CC) for 2011-12 school year: $17,700
CC advisor wages budget: $13,000
CC student-staff wages budget: $25,325
Total CC budget: $56,025
Student Leadership (which includes CC) budget: $1,268,520
Percentage of Student Leadership budget funded by students via S&A fees: 100%

Percentage of US population incarcerated (as of 2008): 1%

Number of countries which exceed this rate of incarceration: 0
Percentage of US population that would have been incarcerated in 2008 if incarceration rates had tracked violent crime rates since 1980: 0.227%
Factor by which actual US incarceration rate exceeds this hypothetical rate: 4.4
Percentage of working-age US men incarcerated (2008): about 2%
Annual cost of incarcerating one non-violent inmate: $25,000 to $26,000

Rate of incarceration for adult white men: 0.94%
Rate of incarceration for adult black men: 6.66%
Rate of incarceration for black men ages 20-34: 11.11%

Percentage by which participation in a prison education program reduces an inmate’s likelihood of re-incarceration: 46%

SCCC student population: 16,680
SCCC international student population: 2,009
US government tuition assistance for international students: $0
Ratio of domestic to international students: 8:1
Total SCCC teachers: 576
Ratio of part-time to full-time teachers: 1:3
Likelihood that a given SCCC student is white: 48%
Likelihood that a given SCCC student is black: 19%
Ratio of white to black SCCC students: 5:2

Likelihood that a given UW Seattle student is white: 51%
Likelihood that a given UW Seattle student is black: 3%
Ratio of white to black students at UW Seattle: 17:1
Factor by which UW Seattle’s white to black student ratio exceeds SCCC’s: 6.4

Likelihood that a newly-enrolled white student is attending one of the country’s the top 468 colleges: 82%
Likelihood that a newly-enrolled black student is attending a two-year school: 68%

Black unemployment, as a percentage of white unemployment (nationwide): 200%
Average white family income, as a percentage of average black family income: 600%

Salary of SCCC president Paul Kilpatrick (2011): $180,000
Average salary of Seattle Colleges faculty: $27,922
Median salary of Seattle Colleges faculty: $19,290

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