Athletic & Academic Spending Database for NCAA Division I by Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics 
The Knight Commission is tracking various elements of college athletic and academic spending to provide greater transparency. More effective disclosure of finance – and of financial priorities – enhances the ability of colleges and universities to ensure athletics programs are advancing the mission of higher education.

Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online 
Trends in College Spending (TCS) Online is an interactive web-based data system that gives higher education stakeholders easy access to information on finance, performance, and enrollments for individual institutions, groups of institutions, or the nation as a whole. Recent patterns in higher education finance are presented using six primary "metrics" compiled by the Delta Cost Project (shown below). These metrics mirror those in the Delta Cost Project’s Trends in College Spending reports, where national-level patterns and trends are presented. The TCS system allows institutional-level comparisons with those national data.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 
The Data Center allows users to retrieve IPEDS data using the functions listed on the main menu to the left. As you mouse over each function, the function will be described in this bubble. Find the function you wish to use and click on the function to begin. Once inside the Data Center, use the Main Menu to switch between functions without losing the information you have already selected.

Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA-Data Archives 
The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) encourages research and scholarly inquiry using the many data files it maintains. Initial funding from the Spencer and Mellon Foundation has made it possible to place many of historic data files into public archives for scholarly access. More recent data files, from 3 to 10 years old, are available through Data Access or Custom Reports and Data Files

Education Trust 
Education Trust – West has developed a number of tools to help students, parents, educators, policymakers, and advocates in California more easily find and use key education data. The Education Trust is a national non-profit advocacy organization that promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels, particularly for students of color and low-income students. The Education Trust promotes high academic achievement for all students at all levels — pre-kindergarten through college. The goal is to close the gaps in opportunity and achievement that consign far too many young people — especially those from low-income families or who are black, Latino, or American Indian — to lives on the margins of the American mainstream.

Higher Education Resources and Reports | The Lumina Foundation 
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with degrees, certificates and other high-quality credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an equitable, accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.

National Center for Education Statistics 
 The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.

Education Commission of the States 
ECS collects and compiles state level information regarding all aspects of education policy and programs  in the U.S.

The World Bank 
Edstats provides enrollment, performance, testing, and expenditure data, by country.  It also provides projections for education trends and data on educational inequities.

U.S. Department of Education 
On May 9, 2013, President Obama signed an executive order that made open and machine-readable data the new default for government information. Making information about government operations more readily available and useful is also core to the promise of a more efficient and transparent government.

ED's public data listing in machine readable format is located at Below is a web-enabled version featuring searching, filtering and links to additional downloads and resources. We will continue to expand the contents of our public data listing regularly as new information becomes available.

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