While my classroom frequently includes links to recent relevant reports, because new reports come out all the time, I’ve opted not to try to include them here. I’ve just stuck to resources you can check periodically for new relevant research or regularly updated reports that you may want to keep an eye out for.


American Council on Education - not going to reinvent the wheel here; this page contains links to higher education research centers around the world.
Boston College Center for International Higher Education - international students may want to check out their research.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac - very useful, but access limited to subscribers.
College Board Advocacy & Policy Center - visit their Publication Library for downloads of their most current research.
Eric Digests
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) - home of the CIRP Freshman Survey.
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Research Updates - links to current research reports.
National Center for Education Statistics, from the U.S. Department of Education.
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA), a branch of the College Board.
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
Noel Levitz
Pew Research Center
Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY - excellent resources for policy makers/big picture thinkers and guidance counselors, particularly access counselors, looking for great posters for their walls; contains some useful free downloads, but most information is limited to subscribers.
Project on Student Debt
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Education
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)


Almanac of the Chronicle of Higher Education, comes with subscription.
CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) Freshman Survey, from the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI).
The Condition of College and Career Readiness 2014, from ACT; the College Board also produces an annual report on this topic.
Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors
National Survey of School Counselors
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Results
State of College Admission, from NACAC.
Open Doors Report, international enrollment statistics from the Institute of International Education.
WICHE Knocking at the Door - long-term projections of high school graduates by state and race/ethnicity.