Research Resources

National

new windowIPEDS
IPEDS (Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System) is part of the National Center for Educational Statistics. This site provides detailed information on an institution’s enrollment, expenditures and revenues, faculty and staff, financial aid, and much more.

Guide to the data tools available through IPEDS: IPEDS Data Tools Guide

new windowAssociation of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
This is the official site of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), which UMaine is a member of. APLU’s primary objectives are to advance the mission of public research universities and advocate for federal higher education policy.

new windowNational Center for Educational Statistics
Home page of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), this site contains volumes of well-organized, and easily accessible, data about all levels of education in the U.S. (e.g., degrees conferred by sex and race, information about distance learning, etc.).

new windowNCHEMS Information Center
This site, created by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), contains useful information about key issues in higher education. It is particularly helpful by providing comparable data across states.

new windowState Higher Education Executive Officers
Maintained by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO), this site provides links to many other higher education websites, as well as information and SHEEO-sponsored reports a regarding variety of topical issues.

new windowU.S. Census Bureau
This site contains the 2000 census data and features easy-to-use tools to access demographic, economic, and population data at the county, state, and national level. The site also offers a data profile section for states, counties, and towns.

Regional

new windowMaine Community College System
This site provides links to Maine’s seven community colleges, links to pertinent technical and community education sources in Maine, and other information about post-secondary education in the state.

new windowMaine Department of Education
The Maine Department of Education web site contains much information about educational issues in Maine, including statewide educational directories, Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) data, detailed information about high school graduates by school, and information on colleges and universities in Maine.