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

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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.