Operations Analysis and Research Links

 Interactive Data Sources

  • State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)the Commonwealth's coordinating body for higher education.  This site provides access to detailed Virginia higher education information or data on several topic areas such as enrollment, graduation and retention, degrees awarded financial aid, and other useful information.
  • Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) – 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.


  • Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR)– dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of post-secondary education.  SAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. 
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)– the world's largest professional association for institutional researchers. The organization provides educational resources, best practices and professional development opportunities for more than 4,000  members. Its primary purpose is to support members in the process of collecting, analyzing, and converting data into information that supports decision-making in higher education.