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Achieve, Inc.
State Profiles (interactive data on pipelines) 
This interactive website provides enrollment, persistence and graduation data for different education levels for all 50 states.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
AIR Alerts (Index) 
AIR Alerts present timely and substantive information on data policy issues. The Alert listing is searchable.

College Board
Trends in College Pricing, 2005 
This report presents the latest information on tuition and other expenses associated with attending institutions of postsecondary education in the United States. Trend data are also provided. The report is based on survey data from the College Board's Annual Survey of Colleges, administered each spring to over 3,200 postsecondary institutions.

Trends in Student Aid, 2005 
This report presents annual data on the amount of financial assistance -- grants, loans, and work-study -- available to help students pay for postsecondary education.

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
• is produced by the State Education Data Center (SEDC), a new service of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The site offers data including:
* Student proficiency on statewide reading and math tests, broken down by student subgroups and grades.
* Financial data like spending per student, revenue streams, new fund allocations, staff compensation, and long-term debt.
* Student and community demographic data such as income levels, property values, educational attainment levels, and population information.
Data can be downloaded into an Excel format, as well as viewed, and you can customize your own table.
Publically available source of campus-level data on student income, race and ethnicity, and student loan usage that can be compared over time and across institutions.

Education Trust
College Results Online 
College Results Online allows you to examine overall graduation rates and see how those rates have changed over time, learn about universities' records graduating diverse groups of students, and compare the graduation rates of similar institutions, colleges and universities.

Grapevine reports on total state tax effort for higher education, including general fund appropriations for universities, colleges, community colleges, and state higher education agencies.

National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)
Fiscal Survey of the States, June 2006 (PDF)
This report includes narrative analysis of trends and significant developments on the fiscal condition of the states, along with tabular summaries of state general fund revenues, expenditures, and balances.

State Expenditure Report, 2004 (PDF)
This report proved analysis of state spending using actual and estimated state fiscal data. Expenditure data are detailed by program area so that trends in state spending can be evaluated.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment 
n this report, NCES extends the analysis of comparable wages to the labor market level using a Comparable Wage Index (CWI). The basic premise of a CWI is that all types of workersóincluding teachersódemand higher wages in areas with a higher cost of living or a lack of amenities. This report develops a CWI by combining baseline estimates from the 2000 U.S. census with annual data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Combining the Census with the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) makes it possible to have yearly CWI estimates for states and local labor markets for each year after 1997.

Condition of Education 
The Condition of Education 2005 summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The report presents 40 indicators on the status and condition of education and a special analysis of the mobility of elementary and secondary school teachers.

Data Analysis System 
This website provides public access to education survey data collected by the U.S. Department of Education and to analysis reports about postsecondary education policy issues.

Digest of Education Statistics 
The Digest of Education Statistics provides a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Education Statistics at a Glance 
Quick access to some of NCES' education statistics resources.

Electronic Catalog 
This webpage is the best avenue through which to search for NCES publications and reports.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 
IPEDS is a single, comprehensive system of surveys designed to encompass all institutions and educational organizations whose primary purpose is to provide postsecondary education. The IPEDS system collects institution-level data in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.

Quick Tables & Figures 
This search tool lets you locate all tables/figures/charts previously published in NCES' "Education Statistics Quarterly"; the National Education Data Resource Center (NEDRC) Postsecondary Tables Library; the Condition of Education; the Digest of Education Statistics, and other NCES publications.

State Education Data Profiles 
By selecting one to four states, this portal presents demographic, postsecondary, and elementary and secondary data in areas including population, participation, expenditures and income. Data can be downloaded to excel.

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)
The NCHEMS Information Center for State Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis 
This interactive website provides higher education policymakers and analysts with the data and information needed to make sound policy decisions in areas including, preparation, participation, affordability, student learning, completions, employment, finance and the student education pipeline. Data can be searched down to the county level over many years.

National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education (NCPPHE)
Measuring Up, 2004( 2004 report, commentary is intermingled with 2006) 
Measuring Up provides a national report card for higher education and fifty state report cards. Its purpose is to provide the public and policymakers with information to assess and improve postsecondary education in each state. The companion website can compare any state with the best-performing states in each performance category, compare indicator scores and state grades for any performance category, obtain source and technical information for indicators and weights, and download the reports.

National Science Foundation (NSF)
The WebCASPAR database provides easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. WebCASPAR emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general.

Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY
This site and newsletter provide statistical research on a variety of higher education policy topics.

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
State Higher Education Finance 
State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) provides in depth analysis of the trends in higher education finance on both the state and national levels. The annual publication, the SHEF report, helps policy makers and educators address broad public policy questions such as, What level of state funding to colleges and universities is necessary to achieve the educational goals required for the economic and social well-being of the American people? and What tuition levels are appropriate given the costs of higher education, its benefits to individuals, and the desirability of encouraging participation?

U.S. Census Bureau
This website is the portal to accessing census data.

U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics 
This website is the gateway to Department of Labor statistics.

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)
Your First College Year Survey