Handy links to professional associations, data resources, and related organizations with relevance to higher education:
American Association of Community Colleges supports and promotes its member colleges through policy initiatives, innovative programs, research and information and strategic outreach to business and industry and the national news media.
American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) provides a forum to explore the external connections that educate students and the role of public institutions entailing interaction with educational, civic, and economic leadership.
Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), founded in 1887, is the nation’s oldest higher education association and is dedicated to supporting excellence in teaching, research, and public service.
Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Sharing System (IPEDS), the NCES’s core data collection program, is the primary source for data on colleges, universities, and technical and vocational post-secondary institutions in the United States, warehousing data from federally mandated surveys.
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at colleges and universities.
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) collects, analyzes, and aggregates data related to all levels of education in the United States, including details relating to topics including enrollment, degrees awarded, distance learning, and income.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities (NCEF) was created in 1997 by the U.S. Department of Education and is a free public service that provides information about K-12 school planning, design, financing, construction, operations, and maintenance.
New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is made up of delegates from each New England state. Their mission is to promote greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England through policies, programs, and publications.
State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) is a non-profit, nationwide association of the chief executive officers serving statewide coordinating and governing boards of postsecondary education.