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.
American College Personnel Association (ACPA) is the leading comprehensive student affairs association that advances student affairs and engages students for a lifetime of learning and discovery.
American Council on Education (ACE) is the nation’s coordinating higher education association and seeks to advance the interests and goals of higher and adult education in a changing environment.
APPA: Leadership in Education Facilities is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities.
Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is a professional association of institutional researchers, planners, and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world.
Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) is a scholarly society that is dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-I) is a professional association dedicated to supporting and promoting the collegiate residential experience.
Association of College Unions International (ACUI) aims to be the leader in advancing campus and community builders.
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.
The Chronicle of Higher Education offers news and information to the academic world. The Chronicle in print is published weekly and the online version is updated daily.
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) tracks and reports on fields of study and program completion activity.
College Board.org connects students to colleges by providing statistics for individual higher education institutions, along with information for planning and paying for college.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) is the professional organization for advancement of professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, and development.
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a private, nonprofit national organization that is a national advocate for academic quality through accreditation.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a nationwide information network sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education designed to provide ready access to education literature.
EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) provides timely research and analysis to help higher education leaders make better decisions about information technology.
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 Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has represented private colleges and universities since 1976 on policy issues with the federal government.
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 Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to assist colleges and universities as they improve their management capability.
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.
National Science Foundation (NFS) is the primary funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally-supported basic research conducted by America’s college and universities.
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.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is an association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education.
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.
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) is a voice for student affairs administration, policy, and practice and seeks to enhance student learning and development.
The U.S. Census Bureau provides a wide array of facts about America, encompassing people, business, and geography.
The U.S. Department of Education website is a portal to policies, publications, and statistics associated with all levels of education.
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranks institutions across the country in various categories based on metrics including faculty-student ratios and alumni giving rates.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) works with its 15 member states to assure access and excellence in higher education for all citizens of the West.