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Higher Education Literature: Data and Statistics

There are a number of places to look for numerical data on your topic. Below find a list of likely location to find data resources.

  • NCES (
    The National Center for Education Statistics is the statistical wing of the Department of Education, and the most comprehensive repository of data related to all facets of education. The searching works well, and there are also data slicing tools for more advanced users. See in particular IPEDS for post-secondary data sources and reports.
  • Statistical Universe (not available via LaGuardia)
    This resource scans data from multiple sources, including government data, materials from associations and organizations, and other sources to create a large, searchable file of tables and abstracts.

Compiled by Alexandra Rojas

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