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Effective use of data from numerous authoritative sources means our conclusions represent the entirety of the student experience.
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The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) provides comprehensive data on admissions, demographics, finances, amenities, and more. Participation in the IPEDS survey is required for all institutions who receive federal financial aid.
The National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) is the central database for Federal Student Aid (FSA). It is the best source for postsecondary loan, grant, and financial information.
The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) collects and monitors data regarding access to college and the general improvement of postsecondary education. OPE is an office of the United States Department of Education.
The United States Department of the Treasury (USDT) provides data pertaining to student income and student loans after college. This data provides insight into the diversity and upward mobility opportunities.