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Higher Education web sites
National Center for Educational Statistics
Your primary source for information on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions, from the National Center for Education Statistics. Includes reports, publications, and statistical data.
Brookings Institution on Higher Education
A public policy organization that researches data and trends.
Inside Higher Ed
A media outlet specializing in higher education. Covers current events in education. Has a good list of education focused blogs.
Compare colleges on average costs, graduation rates, and salary expectations. From the U.S. Department of Education.
PCC Institutional Effectiveness
Portland Community College's site for information about students, enrollment, and accreditation.
Sara Goldrick-Rab's website and blog
Goldrick-Rab is a "scholar-activist" who researches and blogs about college affordability and how food and housing insecurity affects learning.
The Future of Higher Education in American
Official blog of the U.S. Department of Education
The Hechinger Report
Think tank organization that provides reports about education based at Columbia University's Teachers College.
Center on Education and the Workforce
Based at Georgetown University, CEW is a non-profit think tank that researches issues on education, careers, and the workplace.
Find Books, Articles, DVDs, and more
Reliable news sources
Find current event information from news sources that practice fact-based journalism. Some recommended sources:
New York Times
Award winning journalism, center-left editorial perspective.
US Major Dailies
Award winning journalism, center-right editorial perspective. Access available through library database.
Chronicle of Higher Education
News and information about issues in higher education. Includes academic job listings.
Topical, full text reports on controversial issues. Each report features a summary, chronology, and bibliography. Updated weekly.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center)
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center from the U.S. Dept. of Education, lists journal articles and educational documents (lesson plans, studies, etc.). 1966 - present.
Opposing Viewpoints (Gale In Context)
A one-stop source for information on current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles on both sides of an issue, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full text magazine and newspaper articles.
View the Opposing Viewpoints handout [pdf]
Statistical Abstract of the United States
A comprehensive statistical reference on the economic, social and political organization of the United States.
This video offers tips and tricks to efficiently search databases for the information you are looking for.
From Yavapai College Libraries.