This website provides a database of postsecondary educational institutions and programs accredited by an accrediting agency or state approval agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) provides research on tribal colleges and universities. The "Research" portion of the website is useful for locating learning research.
This link is to the U.S. Department of Education's website on College Affordability and Completion.
This U.S. Department of Education website offers information on pursuing a college education and federal student aid.
This U.S. Department of Education website invites program applications for colleges and universities to reach low-income and first-generation students. 'First in the World' program will have two tiers: a “development” tier for innovative projects that are supported by “strong theory” (defined in the grant announcement) and larger grants in the “validation” tier will be awarded to applications for interventions supported by significant evidence. Since a key goal of the FITW program is building an evidence base, all funded grants will include rigorous evaluation.
This 2012 National Center for Education Statistics study presents 46 indicators of important developments and trends in the education of males and females within and across specific racial/ethnic groups.
This U.S. Department of Educaiton article focuses on how, fundamentally, students themselves are changing. After long decades of exclusion, college access has expanded opportunities for minority students, first-generation students, and low-income students. In 2015, students are more likely to attend community college than any other postsecondary option, and more likely to be older, living away from campus, and may be attending part-time while balancing work and family.
The Learn More Resource Center supports the Indiana Education Roundtable's plan for improving student achievement.
Mapping Your Future is a one stop website for students and parents with information on financial strategies, career options and college planning.
The mission of the National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis is to provide state policymakers and analysts timely and accurate data and information that are useful in making sound higher education policy decisions.
The federal student aid programs include Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and the "campus-based" programs: Federal Work Study, Perkins loans, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants.
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal postsecondary education policy and administers programs to improve access to quality postsecondary education in the United States.
This link is to the website of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education.
The Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) is home to sponsored research projects that examine contemporary higher education planning and policy issues from a wide range of analytical perspectives.
The White House announced First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative in January 2014. The Reach Higher initiative is the First Lady's effort to inspire every student in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a four-year college or university. First Lady Obama stated, "Education is the key to success for so many kids. My goal specifically is to reach out directly to young people and encourage them to take charge of their futures and complete an education beyond high school."
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school.
This website offers links to U.S. colleges, universities and community colleges.
The Initiative encourages stakeholders to develop partnerships in order to stimulate public, private, and nonprofit communities’ investments in the creation and/or expansion of quality education programming throughout the nation serving Hispanics. These high impact, long-term Commitments to Action will make a meaningful and quantifiable contribution to increase and support educational outcomes for Latinos cradle-to-career in the following critical areas: Early Learning, K-12 Education and College Access, College Completion, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Education, and Latino Teacher Recruitment.
This link is to the White House's initiative on historically black colleges and universities.