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College Affordability & Transparency Center
Browse lists of institutions with the highest and lowest tuition & fees and net price

The College Board Research and Psychometrics teams support the organizational mission of connecting students to college success and opportunity. Our research interests span academic preparation, career readiness, college access, admissions, affordability, collegiate outcomes, and education policy. We approach our work with cutting edge methodologies, exceptional data, and the perspective of a wide range of disciplines including behavioral science, education, economics, psychology, public policy, and sociology. 

College Navigator
College Navigator is your direct link to nearly 7,000 colleges and universities in the United States. If you are thinking about a large university, a small liberal arts college, a specialized college, a community college, a career or technical college or a trade school, you can find information on all of them here.

College Results Online
College Results Online (CRO) is an interactive, user-friendly Web tool designed to provide policymakers, counselors, parents, students, and others with information about college graduation rates for nearly any four-year college or university in the country.

Data USA
Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself.

Digest of Education Statistics
A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

A comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting. This site (set of web pages) was started in 1996 to help students in an Applied Forecasting class. The idea was to give students easy access to large amounts of data, and to be able to quickly get charts of that data.

General Social Survey
Since 1972, the General Social Survey (GSS) has provided politicians, policymakers, and scholars with a clear and unbiased perspective on what Americans think and feel about such issues as national spendi​ng priorities, crime and punishment, intergroup relations, and confidence in institutions.

IPEDS Data Center
The IPEDS Data Center is your "one-stop-shop" for the retrieval and analysis of data on colleges and universities. Use it to access and evaluate the institutional-level data collected in the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The Data Center includes a wide-range of functional options, including the ability to compare institutions side-by-side, construct customized data sets, download full data files, and create different statistical summaries and trend reports. It also serves as an entry point to the IPEDS Executive Peer Tool and Data Analysis System.

National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

NCHEMS (Information Center for Higher Education Policy and Analysis)
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.

RAND Texas
More than 200 social sciences databases covering all 50 U.S. states from the nation's leading think tank.

State Auditor's Office
Employee Report Online system which allows the user to evaluate trends in total  FTEs and full-time, part-time, consultant, and contractor headcounts by Texas agency, functional area, or statewide.

Student Achievement Measure
SAM tracks student movement across postsecondary institutions to provide a more complete picture of undergraduate student progress and completion within the higher education system.

Texas Demographic Center
The Texas Population Estimates and Projections Program was established in the mid-1980s to meet a growing demand for population estimates for places and counties and for estimates and projections for counties that had age, sex and race/ethnicity detail.

Texas Education Agency
K-12 data and statistics.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Tools and Reports
This website is maintained by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and is intended primarily for users who wish to locate or generate data regarding higher education. The site provides direct access to various reports, statistics, queries, and interactive tools. As features are added or updated, a notification panel on the homepage titled Latest News assists users in identifying the most recent changes.

Accountability System
The Accountability System provides detailed data on the state of higher education in Texas and tracks performance on critical measures. It is organized around the goals and targets of 60x30TX.

Accountability System Interactive
Download data from the Accountability database in Excel or PDF format

Texas Public Higher Education Almanac
A profile of state and institutional performance and characteristics for Texas public postsecondary institutions.
A website dedicated to the 60x30TX Texas Higher Education Strategic Plan for 2015-2030. It includes information about the plan and its goals, including insight on the importance of and reasoning behind the plan.

Sources & Uses
Sources and Uses reports provides annual financial report information by fund group for Texas public institutions of higher education (excluding community colleges). Excel workbooks for Sources and Uses and Research Expenditures are also provided by institution type.

Research Funding in Texas
Provides a number of reports related to research funding and research expenditures.

Applicants, Acceptance, Enrollment
The Texas First-Time Undergraduate Applicant, Acceptance, and Enrollment Information summarizes the number of applications filed, acceptances/offers given, and actual enrollment for Texas public universities. The report presents Fall data for each public university as well as statewide.

Graduation Rates
The graduation rate reports provide a one-page summary of statistics for each of the Texas public universities or the Texas public two-year colleges. Each report also includes an aggregate statewide analysis. All reports track a cohort of first-time students entering in the fall semester of the year identified who enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours for at least their first semester. The students originally enrolled at either a public university or two-year college (CTC) and are tracked throughout Texas public higher education for six years. Student enrollment with independent institutions, public or independent health-related institutions, and career colleges are not included.

Distance Education Data
Distance education data reports include detailed and summary information about student enrollments and semester credit hours (SCH) attempted at Texas public higher education institutions by course location and mode of instruction.

Course and Program Inventory
Includes inventories common to all Texas institutions as well course and program inventories unique to specific sectors.

Degree Program Search
This tool allows a user to search by one field or a combination of fields to find a degree program(s) offered at one or more public community, technical, or state college, public university, health-related institution, Independent/Private(ICUT) Institution, For Profit Colleges & Universities Authorized by Certificate, or Other Institutions Authorized by Certificate.

Faculty Salaries
Average faculty salary reports by fiscal year are provided for Texas public institutions of higher education.

Developmental Education Data
Developmental Education Accountability Measures Data reports are provided for Texas public 2-year and 4-year institutions by cohort year. Background information is available under Texas Success Initiative & Developmental Education.

Transfer Students' Success
Academic performance of transfer students from 2-yr Texas public institutions.

CBM Reporting Manual
Reporting manuals, appendices and other resources for submitting institution and student-level data to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Timely Graduation
Provide time-to-degree information by program, semester credit hours attempted, and semester for Texas public universities

Annual Licensure Report
The Annual Licensure Report provides licensure and certification examination results for approved technical associate degree and certificate programs leading to professions requiring licensure or certification. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board uses this information as part of its overall assessment of the effectiveness of vocational education programs at community and technical colleges in the state.

Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-Up System (ASALFS)
The Automated Student and Adult Learner Follow-Up System (ASALFS) tracks graduates, completers and non-returners from an academic year for employment and/or additional education. ASALFS results are provided for Texas public community, state and technical colleges. Exit cohort reports provide additional information for Texas 2-year and 4-year institutions.

College for All Texans
A one stop source of information to help students and parents plan, apply, and pay for college in Texas.

Expenditure Study | Report of Fundable Operating Expense
The Texas Public General Academic Institutions Expenditure Study draws on the “all funds” expenses reported in the institutions’ annual financial reports to produce a relative weight matrix used in calculating the Instruction and Operations (I&O) formula funding. The Community and Technical Colleges Formula Advisory Committee of the THECB uses the data collected in this report to recommend formula funding rates and levels. 

Operating Budgets (BUD)
Operating budgets submitted to the THECB from Texas public institutions of higher education. 

Annual Financial Reports (AFR)
AFR documents submitted to the THECB from Texas public institutions of higher education. 

Legislative Appropriations Requests (LAR)
LAR documents submitted to the THECB from Texas public institutions of higher education. 

Space Projection Model
An assessment of space needs at Texas’ public universities, technical colleges, the Lamar State Colleges, and public health-related institutions. 

Space Usage Efficiency
Historical reports statewide and by Texas public higher education institution showing utilization of classroom and class laboratory space. Current resources are available under Space Usage Efficiency (SUE).

Tuition & Fee Data
The tuition and fees data reported reflects the average amounts charged to resident undergraduate students enrolled in 15 semester credit hours (SCH) per semester at Texas public institutions.

Formula Funding
Information about higher education formula funding in Texas.

The Texas Public Education Information Resource (TPEIR) website provides reports and data on Texas educational topics and trends. These reports combine multiple data sources to produce useful information about Texas public school students from PK through college and into the workforce. Teacher certification and school district staff reports are also available.

Trellis Company (formerly Texas Student Guaranteed Student Loan)
Trellis Research provides universities, colleges, and policymakers insight into student success through the increasingly important lens of higher education affordability.

Texas Workforce Commission CREWS
The Texas Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics (Texas CREWS) is an interactive dashboard tool providing comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.

U.S. Census Bureau
This is the new platform to access data and digital content from the U.S. Census Bureau. The vision for data dissemination through is to improve the customer experience by making data available from one centralized place so that data users spend less time searching for data content and more time using it.  For guidance on using, please see our Resources page at