National Center for Educational Statistics
Home page of the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES),
this site contains volumes of well-organized, and easily
accessible, data about all levels of education in the U.S. (e.g., degrees conferred by sex and race, information about
distance learning, enrollments in post-secondary education, high
school and college completion by state, income of college
graduates). Most of these data are aggregated at the national
and state level, rather than reported by specific institutions.
(Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System) is part of the
National Center for Educational Statistics. This site provides detailed information
an institution's enrollment, expenditures and revenues, faculty
and staff, financial aid, and much more.
Higher Education Executive Officers
Maintained by the State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO),
this site provides links to many other higher
education web sites as well as information and SHEEO-sponsored
reports regarding variety of topical issues.
This site contains the 2000 census data and features
easy-to-use tools to access
data at the county, state, and national level. The site also
offers a "quick fact" section for states and their counties.
This site provides links to the institutional home pages, and
offices of institutional research, of land-grant institutions
This site, created by the National Center for Higher
Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), contains useful
key issues in higher education. It
is particularly helpful by providing comparable data across states.
Department of Education
The Maine Department of Education web site contains much
information about educational issues in Maine, including statewide
educational directories, Maine Educational Assessment (MEA) data,
detailed information about high school graduates by school and
county, as well as post-secondary participation rates (by high
school and county).
National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant
This is the official site of the National Association of State Universities and
Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC).
Community College System
provides links to Maine's seven community colleges, links to pertinent technical and community education
sources in Maine, and other information about post-secondary
education in the state.
U.S. News & World Report
This site provides comparative information for many colleges and
universities nationally. These rankings are
consulted by many prospective students and
their families as they consider selecting an institution.