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 an institution’s enrollment, expenditures and revenues, faculty and staff, financial aid, and much more.

new windowLand Grant Institutions
This site provides links to the institutional home pages, and the offices of institutional research, of land-grant institutions nationally.

new windowNational Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
This is the official site of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC).

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 web sites as well as information and SHEEO-sponsored reports 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 data at the county, state, and national level. The site also offers a “quick fact” section for states and their counties.

new windowU.S. News & World Report
This site provides comparative information for many colleges and universities nationally. These rankings are consulted by many prospective students and their families as they consider selecting an institution.

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.