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Useful Links for Finding Federal Data, Policy, and Legislative Information related to Higher Education


This is an update to the list of links provided in November 2016. The resources are useful in locating credible federal data and policy-related information.

American Fact Finder (Census Bureau): Contains information related to school enrollment, educational attainment field of bachelor’s degree for first major.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO): Contains cost estimates, budget outlooks, and additional fiscal/economic information.

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports: Policy-related information on a wide range of domestic, economic, and foreign policy issues.

Federal Datasets (Data.gov):

Government Accountability Office (GAO): Contains reports and testimony on a wide range of policy issues.

House and Senate Legislation: Contains bills, committee reports, roll call votes, and more.

Occupational Requirements Survey (Bureau of Labor Statistics): Allows for searches by occupation, minimum education level, among other occupation-related data.

Trustees’ Reports: Contains financial and actuarial information for the Social Security and Medicare Programs.