The new website is the College Database. I’d recommend making the College Database available to your patrons via your library’s website:




If you have any questions about the website, data partnerships, or features, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.


Thank you,


Wes Ricketts

Vice President & General Manager

Communication & Partnerships

The College Database




The data sources and partnerships used to create The College Database include:


  • NCES ( is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. It provides consistent, reliable, complete, and accurate indicators of education status and trends.


  • IPEDS ( is the primary federal source for data on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational post-secondary schools.


  • Carnegie Classification ( is a framework widely used in the study of higher education, both as a way to represent and control for institutional differences, and also in the design of research studies to ensure adequate representation of sampled institutions, students, or faculty.


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