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External Resources

Federal Government Resources

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS): a national system of information on postsecondary educational institutions that is used to populate various data access tools such as College Navigator

College Navigator: a consumer information and college search tool that provides commonly requested IPEDS data in an easily accessible site to the public. It provides recent IPEDS data (i.e. tuition, financial aid, enrollment, student demographics, admissions, retention rate, graduation rate, lists of programs/majors offered, service members, varsity athletic teams, accreditations, campus security, and loan default rates) and can be used for benchmarking.

IPEDS Institution Comparison Tool: a customizable tool for building a report of current and historical IPEDS data and can be used for benchmarking

IPEDS Data Feedback Report: an annual report that provides graphs of select IPEDS data and includes a benchmarking group

College Scorecard: a consumer information and college search tool that provides commonly requested IPEDS data and compares college affordability and value

Athletics Graduation Rates: the NCAA provides FGR Reports that outline graduation rates for UP student athletes overall by race/ethnicity and gender and broken down for each UP sport to comply with the Student Right To Know Act.

Equity in Athletics:  compares athletic program information

National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES): publishes data from elementary to postsecondary education levels including enrollment projections and Fast Facts

Census Bureau: publishes data on U.S. social, economic, demographic, and housing by geography, race/ethnicity, age, and income

External Rankings Agencies

U.S. News & World Report

Forbes America's Top Colleges

Money Magazine's Best Colleges

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Nursing Schools Almanac

The Education Trust's graduation rate tool

NCAA's academic outcomes tracking

NAICU's U-CAN search engine

Institute for College Access & Success' College InSight search

Institutional Research Resources

Association for Institutional Research: largest professional organization for institutional researchers, providing educational resources, best practices, and professional development opportunities

Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning: professional organization for institutional researchers and planners based in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Yukon

National Student Clearinghouse (NSC): regularly publishes reports on postsecondary student enrollment, movement, and outcomes

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE): regularly publishes the Knocking at the College Door report with projections of high school graduates

Oregon Alliance of Independent Colleges & Universities: seeks to strengthen Oregon’s intellectual, creative, and economic resources by representing and serving Oregon’s regionally accredited, not-for-profit colleges and universities

Carnegie Classifications: provides six postsecondary educational institution classification systems with a lookup tool to find peer institutions

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS): compares states on educational attainment, college access, affordability, persistence and completion, and other education statistics