Special Reports

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Faculty at More Than 4,300 Institutions

A sortable table that shows the percentages of full-time faculty members who were members of specific racial and ethnic groups at degree-granting colleges and universities in November 2011.


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Backgrounds and Beliefs of College Freshmen

See how the backgrounds and beliefs of the nation's freshmen have changed over the last four decades.




Data Visualization: Foundation Support for Higher Education Shares Goals Recipients

The breadth and quantity of money granted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to higher-education projects vastly outweighs the amounts granted by the two other key supporters of higher-education reform: the Lumina Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. Explore this graphic below to dig into the foundations' grants from 2006 through 2011.



8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs

Explore an exclusive interactive tool, based on data released by edX, that provides fresh insights about who takes massive open online courses.



Who Will Reach College Age in the Next 14 Years?  

Use this tool to explore the demographic shifts that will change the makeup of American colleges, from the national level down to the more than 3,000 counties.


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Table: Where Does Your Freshman Class Come From?

Use our interactive tool to track the migration of full-time college students during a 16-year period at nearly 1,600 institutions.


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College Enrollment as a Statewide Snapshot  

In some states, nearly all college students attend public institutions, but in others, the tradition of private education is strong.


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State Support, Big Gifts Brighten Campus Mood  

Some public institutions that have learned to make do with less are welcoming new state money, while some private institutions have grown wealthier through private largess.


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In Costly Places, Professors Can Be Expensive  

Universities in areas like Silicon Valley may pay a premium in faculty salaries, but less-prestigious institutions in the same areas often do not.


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Higher Enrollment, Greater Diversity  

One university in Texas figured out how to grow: by raising admissions standards to make students feel proud to attend.


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Student Diversity at 4,725 Institutions  

A sortable table showing the race, ethnicity, and gender of students at a broad range of two- and four-year colleges.