U.S. Government Links

Integrated Posteducation Data Sharing System (IPEDS)

Data from federally mandated surveys on institutional characteristics, enrollments, finances, staff, tuition and fees, and financial aid for all postsecondary institutions receiving federal funding. IPEDS is the core data collection program for NCES.

College Navigator

A tool to obtain information on any institution. Helpful to parents and prospective students in comparing schools.

NSF WebCaspar

Tool to access a large body of statistical data collected by NSF on science and engineering at U.S. academic institutions.

U.S. Census Bureau

Data from the 2000 U.S. census and data at the county and state levels on such topics as income, poverty level, and housing.

Other Links

Consortium on Financing Higher Education (COFHE)

A consortium of 31 private colleges and universities that share data. The Web site lists member institutions and gives access to reports to its members only.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

NEASC is the accrediting agency for Wellesley College and other New England public and independent schools, colleges and universities and 117 American/International schools around the globe. The Web site provides information on the accreditation purpose and process.

National Collegiate Athletic Association Graduation Rates (NCAA)

Data from NCAA member institutions on admissions, enrollments, graduation rates, academic standards, and degree programs for student athletes by sex, race, and sport.