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Some websites with useful data and reports on higher education:


Research Centers and Institutes on U.S. Campuses:

McBee Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia

Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, University of Michigan

(see also Michigan's Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania

Enrollment Management Recruiting and Access, UCLA

Center for Postsecondary Success, Florida State University

Center for Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University

Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University

Center for the Study of Higher Education, Penn State

Student Success through Applied Research, University of Wisconsin

Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research

Institute for Higher Education Law and Governance, University of Houston

Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA

Hope Center, Temple University

Rockefeller Institute of Government

Center for International Higher Education, Boston College

Pullias Center for Higher Education, USC

Community College Research Center, Columbia University

Colleges and Universities 2000, University of California, Riverside

National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, Columbia University

National Opinion Research Center [NORC], University of Chicago

Other Sources for Research, Data, and Reports on U.S. Higher Education: 

The Achieve Initiative


American Institutes for Research-Education

Brookings Institution

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

The College Crisis Initiative

College Transitions Dataverse

The College Board

College Insight (diversity/affordability/success issues)

Delta Project on Postsecondary Education Costs, Productivity, and Accountability (data and reports to 2015 only)

The Education Trust (see especially College Results Online)

Federal Investment by Institution (from DataLab, a U.S. Government website)

Grapevine (state-level higher-education data)

Humanities Indicators

Institute for Higher Education Policy (see especially the Postsecondary Data GPS and "PostsecData" sites)

Ithaka S+R

Mathematica Policy Research-Postsecondary Education

National Bureau of Economic Research [NBER]

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems [NCHEMS] (see especially the

           "NCHEMS Information" site)

Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education

Southern Education Foundation

Urban Institute's Education Data Explorer

Research Associations in the U.S.:

Association for Education Finance and Policy [AEFP]

American Educational Research Association [AERA]

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management [APPAM]

Association for Institutional Research [AIR] (see especially their IPEDS training resources)

Association for the Study of Higher Education [ASHE]

Internationally Focused Organizations, Centers, Associations, and Resources:

Center for Higher Education Policy Studies [CHEPS]

Consortium of Higher Education Researchers [CHER]

The European Commission: Education Policy and Eurodyce

European Association for Institutional Research [EAIR]

Eurydice (information on European education systems)

International Centre for Higher Education Management (University of Bath)

Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies

European University Association's University Efficiency Hub

European University Association's University Autonomy Scorecard

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD]

Society for Research into Higher Education

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization [UNESCO]

The World Bank

The Centre for Global Higher Education, University of Oxford

The Institute of Education (IOE), Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel, Germany

Center for Research in Higher Education Policies (CIPES), University of Porto, Portugal

The Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Center for Higher Education Governance Ghent(CHEGG), University of Ghent, Belgium

International Association of Universities (IAU), Paris, France

The European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), Brussels, Belgium

Bologna Process Follow Up Group (BFUG)

European Tertiary Education Register (ETER)

U.S. Government and Government-Affiliated Organizations:

National Center for Education Statistics [NCES]/Institute of Education Sciences [IES] (see

especially the Digest of Education Statistics and the DataLab)

National Science Foundation [NSF] (see especially National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics)

National Postsecondary Education Cooperative [NPEC]

The National Academies

Institutional, State, Regional, and Professional Associations in the U.S.: 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences [AAAS]

American Association of Community Colleges [AACC]

American Association of State Colleges and Universities [AASCU]

American Association of University Professors [AAUP]

American Council on Education [ACE] 

Association of American Medical Colleges [AAMC]

Association of American Universities [AAU]

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges [AGB]

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities [APLU]

Association of University Research Parks [AURP]

Council of Graduate Schools [CGS]

Council of Independent Colleges [CIC]

College and University Professional Association for Human Resources [CUPA-HR]

Education Commission of the States [ECS] (see especially the

State Governance Structures Database)

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities [HACU]

National Association of College and University Business Officers [NACUBO]

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities [NAICU]

Southern Regional Education Board [SREB]

State Higher Education Executive Officers [SHEEO]

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education [WICHE]

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities [NAICU]

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics [NAIA]

National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA]

Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

The Drake Group (athletic reform initiatives)

Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics [COIA]

Some Useful Periodicals: 

Chronicle of Higher Education

Inside Higher Education

University Business

University World News


Noteworthy Blogs: 

Higher Ed Data Stories

Hechinger Report

Kelchen on Education

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