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American Association of University Professors (AAUP): AAUP conducts an annual survey of nearly 1,000 colleges and universities on their faculty compensation practices.

College Insight: College Insight provides a data library with customizable data table builder, accessing data on college access, affordability, and success.

College Scorecard: The U.S. Department of Education provides the Scorecard containing broad data overviews of an institution as well as the ability to download the entire data set of all reporting institutions.

Common Data Set: The Common Data Set (CDS) initiative is a collaborative effort in the higher education community. The combined goal is to improve the quality and accuracy of information provided to all involved in student’s transition into higher education, as well as reduce the reporting burden on data providers. Developed by the U.S. General Services Administration, provides over 200,000 data sets on a variety of topics, including nearly 500 data sets on U.S. education. 

Data USA: Data USA provides a comprehensive repository of U.S. public data, including information on higher education institutions. In addition, Data USA provides visualization tools and an API to enable access and analysis of the provided data.

Higher Education Price Index (HEPI): The Higher Education Price Index, distributed by the Commonfund, is an inflation index designed specifically to track the main cost drivers in higher education. 

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO): NACUBO provides access to data that supports annual survey research on higher education finance to include the Study of Endowments, Tuition Discounting Study, and Financial Services Benchmarking Study.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES): NCES is the primary Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to higher education in the U.S. and other nations.  NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences and is the home of several sources of public data on national post-secondary institutions. 

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Codes: NCES houses this taxonomic scheme that supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity. CIP content also includes the most recent CIP/SOC Crosswalk, which joins together CIP with Standardized Occupational Classification (SOC) codes.
Condition of Education: A congressionally mandated annual report summarizing the latest data from NCES and other sources on education in the U.S. This report is designed to help policymakers and the public monitor educational progress.
Digest of Education Statistics: A series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest’s purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from pre-kindergarten through graduate school.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems (IPEDS): IPEDS data are submitted at the aggregated level from post-secondary institutions, as mandated by the Higher Education Opportunity Act. Institutions submit data through 12 interrelated survey components about general higher education topics, providing one of the most comprehensive data tools for higher education researcher.
IPEDS Data Feedback Reports (DFRs): Annual reports intended to provide institutional executives with contextual comparison reports

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES): Provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NCSES provides easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions, as well as information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general. NCSES conducts a number of research surveys, including the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey.

National Student Clearinghouse (NSC): The Research Center of the NSC publishes data and research on student enrollment, mobility, and other outcomes derived from their data collection process through an extensive network of U.S. post-secondary institutions.

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO):SHEEO serves the chief executives of statewide governing, policy, and coordinating boards of postsecondary education and their staffs by provision of tools to effectively advance the value of higher education.  Datasets include the Student Residency in Higher Education Finance, Performance-Based Funding for Higher Education, and Capital Appropriations for Higher Education. 

Student Achievement Measure (SAM): SAM tracks student movement across post-secondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE): WICHE annually produces Knocking on the College Door, which includes projections of high school graduates.       

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