By the Numbers

Originally published in the Central Circuit.

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

Percent of US public with a positive view of the Republican party (early Oct.): 24%

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%

Percent of Americans who trust the gov’t 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%

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

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

Number of countries which exceed this rate of incarceration: 0

Percentage of working-age US men incarcerated (2008): about 2%

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%

Annual cost of incarcerating one non-violent inmate:about $25,000

Annual tuition for one full-time student at SCCC: about $4,000

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

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

Chance that a newly-enrolled white student is attending one of the top 468 US colleges: 82%

Chance 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%

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