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ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) This link opens in a new window
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) provides data resources, data delivery mechanisms, user support and training in quantitative methods. The data is acquired from individual researchers, governmental agencies, polling agencies and international sources. Provides data in SAS, SPSS and Stata data files.
Historical Statistics of the United States This link opens in a new window
Source for quantitative facts in American history; statistical tables are also accompanied by source documentation and expert essays to provide historical context. Diverse topics include slavery, migration, health, poverty, crime, and more. Users can customize and download data tables.
Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Online This link opens in a new window
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
International Historical Statistics This link opens in a new window
Statistical data from around the world, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. Includes data on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, collected between 1750-2010. Conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries. Data tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files.
SHSU Fact Book
SHSU Fact Book
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National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Division of U.S. Dept. Education responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting complete statistics on the condition of American education; conducting and publishing reports; and reviewing and reporting on education activities internationally.
Also see from NCES:
• Digest of Education Statistics
• 120 Years of American Education: A Statistical Portrait
• K-12 Practitioners’ Circle
• The Condition of Education
US Census Bureau - Education
Provides information on educational topics including: educational attainment, school enrollment, public school system finances, school districts, teaching about statistics, and educational services. Also see:
• Statistical Abstracts Series
• American FactFinder
Texas Education Agency
Texas has one of the largest education data bases in the world, known as PEIMS. Provides a treasure trove of information for researchers, parents and the public at large to mine and learn about the workings of 1,200 school districts and charters, as well as TEA.
Texas Higher Education Data
Texas' primary source for statistics on higher education. Contains reports, statistics, queries, interactive tools, and downloadable data, with links on enrollment and success, course and facilities inventories, interactive institutional locator maps, and degrees offered.