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This page contains information about relevant external resources related to higher education data including IBHE, IPEDS, the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), etc.

Lightcast Blog
Lightcast uses multiple data sources to provide relevant labor market data and analytics to its users, including traditional labor market information, job posting analytics, compensation data, skills & titles, demographic data, program demand, etc. Visit Lightcast's blog for the latest labor market information and relevant market trends: Lightcast Blog.
Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce Ranking ROI of U.S. Colleges and Universities
This national ROI study uses data from the College Scorecard to rank institutions on their return on investment. The rankings include information on Net Present Value (NPV), Net Price, Earnings-Price Return, Earnings-Debt Return, 7-Year Repayment Rate, Graduation Rates and other institution variables.

Related DePaul-specific ROI resources: Annual Retention Reports, Career Outcomes, etc.

Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) Data & Statistics
IBHE collects data through surveys of public and privates institutions in Illinois. Data collected and maintained by IBHE includes: demographic information about enrolled students and degree recipients, faculty and staff information, and characteristics of individual colleges and universities. These data are available in several formats including IBHE's Institutional Profiles, Enrollments & Degree System, etc.

Related DePaul-specific IPEDS resources: Illinois Bachelor's Enrollment Trends and Illinois Master's Enrollment Trends, etc.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Data Center
IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. Data available includes: enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search website and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center.

Related DePaul-specific IPEDS resources: Guidebooks and Publications and National Benchmarks using IPEDS, etc.

IPEDS College Map Tool
The IPEDS College Map Tool is an interactive mapping tool that allows the user to search for institutions by physical location, with supplementary information provided to assist in narrowing down a search, such as: major offered, tuition pricing, on-campus housing, campus type/size, etc. This tool also allows a user to accurately comprise a list of the most relevant competitors, and supplement with additional IPEDS data.

Related DePaul-specific IPEDS resources: Guidebooks and Publications and National Benchmarks using IPEDS, etc.

National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) Benchmarking Tool
The NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool allows current NACUBO member institutions to create customized reports and compare institutional aid practices against a self-selected peer group. To utilize this tool, you will need to create a NACUBO account. After signing in, you will be redirected to the membership-only Web page. Scroll down this page until you see the Online Research box, select the link to NACUBO Online Benchmarking Tool link and select the Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) radio button. Once you are on the tool, you can view an instructional video for how to use the tool by selecting the "Getting Started" link, or you may view the video by going here.
Student Achievement Measure (SAM)
The national Student Achievement Measure (SAM) provides a comprehensive picture of student progress at colleges and universities on their path to earning a college degree or certificate. As compared to the limitations of typical graduation rate measures, SAM reports more outcomes for more students.

Related DePaul-specific SAM resources: DePaul's SAM Profile (Interactive).

U.S. Dept of Education's College Scorecard
The U.S. Department of Education compiles information from several government agencies to create the college scorecard database. Each institution has a college scorecard, which includes various metrics such as financial aid/cost data, graduation rates, median salary, test scores, etc. Users can also download the full data set for analysis. See DePaul's scorecard, here.