WWW Sites for Statistics and Institutional Research Information

The web sites listed below are excellent resources for national, state, regional, and local statistics and other useful information for planning and assessment. Most of these sites provide additional links to more resources.

 

 

 

Website/Organization Description
Association for Institutional Research The Association for Institutional Research site provides support to members of AIR in their efforts to continuously improve the practice of institutional research for postsecondary planning, management and operations and to further develop and promote the institutional research profession.
American Association of Community Colleges Great site for information and statistics on community colleges nationwide
COOL: College Opportunities Online Locator This site is operated by the National Center for Education Statistics and allows you to view and compare profiles of nearly 7,000 colleges and universities across the nation based on information reported by the institutions to IPEDS
ERIC Clearinghouse

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System Features links to several data analysis tools that may be used to retrieve statistical information
League for Innovation in the Community College International Association dedicated to catalyzing community colleges.  Site includes information on conferences, publications, and many resources concerning community colleges
National Center for Education Statistics NCES is the primary Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the U.S. and other nations
NC Community College Planning and Research Organization (CCPRO) Official website for NC community college members of planning and research: includes information and links pertaining to NC community college planning and research topics
NC Community College System

Links to NCCCS statistical reports, publications, news, and other community college web pages, etc. Direct Link to Reports info:  http://www.nccommunitycolleges.edu/Reports/index.html

NC Department of Labor Information on workplace health and safety, workplace ergonomics, OSHA and labor standards
NC Department of Public Instruction Everything you want to know about NC public schools as a citizen, parent and/or educator
NC Department of State Treasurer Includes information pertaining to state retirement and state and local government finances
NCCCS Fact Book A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book
North Carolina Department of Commerce Includes county and regional profiles and economic scans, NC economic trends, labor market information and population statistics
North Carolina Employment Security Commission Good source for labor market information
North Carolina's Southeast The economic development site for Southeastern North Carolina
Office of State Budget and Management Best site for population estimates and projections, includes statistics, check under the heading of "Socio-Economic and Other Data" for related links
One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics This is the gateway to statistics from over 100 US Federal agencies.  Information includes profiles by county, state, congressional district and Federal judicial district and also covers national, state, county, and local statistics.  There are also links to other useful sites available
Society for College and University Planning

The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is a collegial community dedicated to sharing, learning, and teaching best practices in planning for colleges and universities.

SCUP takes a holistic view of planning; as its name implies, it embraces the full spectrum of planning functions at a postsecondary institution, including, but not limited to: academic, campus or master facilities, budgeting and financial resources, infrastructure, and strategic.

Southern Association of Institutional Researchers This site provides links to institutional research resources as well as information about SAIR membership, links to conferences, and links to various state organizations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Website for accreditation information
Southeastern States Research Organizations The Southeastern Association for Community College Research is to provide a regional forum for planning, coordinating, or conducting activities which promote community-based, postsecondary institutions. The Association will serve as a means to identify information and research needs and promote the use of research results on regional, state, and local levels.
US Census Bureau

The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy. We honor privacy, protect confidentiality, share our expertise globally, and conduct our work openly. We are guided on this mission by our strong and capable workforce, our readiness to innovate, and our abiding commitment to our customers.

U.S. Department of Education Provides the latest findings, statistics and information on education
Wilmington Demographics and Statistics
Information on demographics and statistics of Wilmington (a link off the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce site)

 

Source: Sites researched and compiled by CFCC Research

Last updated: 11/11/08

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