Research Tools Websites

The following websites provide access to higher education and related data and policy analyses.

Federal Government

U.S. Department of Education

College Scorecard Data and Resources
Federal Pell Grant Program Annual Data Report
Federal Student Loan Program Data
Official Cohort Default Rates

National Center for Education Statistics

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center
Digest of Education Statistics
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics Reports

Census Bureau, Quarterly Workforce Indicators

QWI Explorer Tool

Federal Reserve Banks

New York (student debt)
St. Louis (general higher ed)

Private Organizations

American Enterprise Institute

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

The Brookings Institution

Cato Institute

The Century Foundation

The Chronicle of Higher Education

College InSight

The College Board

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Education Commission of the States

Emsi: Labor Market Analytics

The Education Trust


Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Grapevine Higher Education Fiscal Data

The Hechinger Report

The Heritage Foundation

Higher Ed Data Stories

The Higher Education Research Institute

The Institute for College Access and Success

Inside Higher Ed

Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

Institute of International Education

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

National Association of State Student Grant and Aid Programs (NASSGAP)

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

National Bureau of Economic Research

National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL)

National Governors Association (NGA)

National Student Clearinghouse

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center

New America Foundation

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

Pew Research Center

The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

Student Achievement Measure

Urban Institute

U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges