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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

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.

American Society for Quality (ASQ) is a quality improvement organization whose members have initiated most of the quality methods used throughout the world, including statistical process control, quality cost measurement and control, total quality management, failure analysis, and zero defects.

APPA is an international association dedicated to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the quality of educational facilities.

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 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 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.

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.

International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting excellence in the management of facilities.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 2,100 colleges and universities across the country.

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.

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 concerning institutional characteristics, enrollments, finances, staff, tuition and fees, and financial aid for all post-secondary institutions receiving federal funding.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) tracks and reports on fields of study and program completion activity.

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. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is an association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher 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.

US Census Bureau provides a wide array of facts about America, encompassing people, business, and geography.

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

ACCREDITING ORGANIZATIONS

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) is a private, nonprofit national organization that coordinates accreditation activity in the United States. CHEA is the largest institutional higher education membership organization, representing more than 3,000 colleges and universities and 60 national, regional, and specialized accreditors. Regional Accrediting Organizations of CHEA:

RESOURCES

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.

EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR) provides timely research and analysis to help higher education leaders make better decisions about information technology.

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.

The Institute for Higher Education Policy is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to foster access to and quality in postsecondary education. The Institute’s activities are designed to promote innovative solutions to the important and complex issues facing higher education.

Jossey-Bass provides professionals, executives, and the public with useful, leading-edge resources, books, and periodicals based on research and proven practice.

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.

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.

The Collegiate Way offers information about higher education reform and the creation and management of residential colleges.

College Board connects students to colleges by providing statistics for individual higher education institutions, along with information for planning and paying for college.

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.

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.

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 Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the collector and provider of data about the people and economy of the United States.

The U.S. Department of Education designed their web site to help pursue the President’s initiatives and advance their mission as a Department – to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.

EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

The U.S. Census Bureau is the collector and provider of data about the people and economy of the United States.

The U.S. Department of Education designed their web site to help pursue the President’s initiatives and advance their mission as a Department – to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence for all Americans.