Here are additional research links recommended by the Office of Institutional Research that provide publicly available student data in aggregate form, as collected by Federal and State agencies.
CPE – Council on Postsecondary Education
Description: Includes reports on postsecondary institutions in the state of Kentucky. Offers data on degrees, enrollment, financial aid, transfer statistics, and graduation rates.
KCEWS – Kentucky Center for Education & Workforce Statistics
Description: Includes reports on individual postsecondary institutions in the state of Kentucky as well as data on education as a whole within the state. Also provides data on labor/workforce in the state of Kentucky in relation to education levels. Provides longitudinal data for trend analysis.
Will be changing name to KYSTATS - KY Center for Statistics. http://kystats.ky.gov
American Council on Education (ACE)
Description: Offers a variety of resources on topics in regards to higher education. Includes documents and articles on topics including access to higher education, campus diversity and inclusion, attainment and innovation, campus issues, and global engagement.
Description: Provides at a glance information on colleges across the country. Provides data on topics such as financial aid, graduation rates, campus life, and majors offered.
Description: Allows users to search for and compare universities on topics including cost, graduation rate, and salary after attending.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Description: Employment related statistics.
IPEDS – Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
Description: Offers a wide array of data on postsecondary institutions across the country including enrollment data, graduation rates, employee/staff information, and financial aid. Allows for comparative analysis between institutions.
Tutorial Videos Data Tools Overview- http://www.airweb.org/EducationAndEvents/IPEDSTraining/Tutorials/Pages/IPEDSDataTools.aspx
National Center for Education Statistics
Description: Provides statistical information about American education from prekindergarten to graduate school. Contains information on a variety of subjects in the field of education.
Online suite of data tools that can be used to analyze various NCES datasets: https://nces.ed.gov/datalab/
Peterson’s College Data
Description: Provides data on postsecondary institutions such as student population demographics, tuition, acceptance rates, and admissions information.
Description: A free-and-open data-visualization platform with profiles on more than 7,300 higher education institutions, with information including tuition costs, demographics, acceptance rates, financial aid and endowments sizes, among other statistics gleaned from U.S. Department of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
US News & World Reports
Description: Provides rankings of U.S. colleges based on a variety of demographic criteria such as programs offered, tuition, enrollment, and student-faculty ratio. The data is limited without a subscription.
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