National Center for Education Statistics Postsecondary Surveys
Description: NCES surveys and programs related to postsecondary education.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Description: Comprehensive set of surveys of postsecondary institutions covering students, faculty, institutional finance and expenditures, degrees and awards, and other areas.
Data: Annual data for each survey area are also available for download as compressed archives (.zip).
CD-ROM (1990-95): Docs. ED 1.334/4:
Paper (1988/89-1989/90): Docs. ED 1.23/6:
The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac
Description: A wide range of data on students, faculty and staff, institutions, and resources. Current issue plus archives online.
Electronic Access Note: While there is a section of "free information", access to most data requires password (ask at Perkins Library Reference Desk).
Paper: Perkins Ref. f378.7305 C557, H638x (latest only retained)
Chartbook of Degrees Conferred, 1969-70 to 1993-94
Paper: Docs. Ref. ED 1.302:D 36/2
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976-90
Paper: Docs. Ref. ED 1.302:B 56
All About Community Colleges
Description: A collection of summary data and links to information resources on community colleges from the American Association of Community Colleges.
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative
Description: An NCES initiative which defines its role as "a voluntary partnership among governmental and nongovernmental providers and users of education data." Its mission is to support communication about, and standardization and improvement of education data collection, reporting, and usage at the postsecondary level. [25 October 1999]
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