State Resources

State Data and Statistics Information

  • United States Census Bureau
    The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

  • Achieve
    Achieve, Inc., is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reform organization based in Washington, D.C. that helps states raise academic standards and graduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthen accountability.

  • The Council of Chief State School Officers (CGSSO)
    The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions.

  • Education Commission of the States (ECS)
    The Education Commission of the States is an interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders.

  • The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
    The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education promotes public policies that enhance Americans' opportunities to pursue and achieve high-quality education and training beyond high school.

National State and Campaign Websites

  • KnowHow2Go
    Launched in January 2007 by the American Council on Education, Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council. This multiyear, multimedia effort includes television, radio and outdoor public service advertisements (PSAs) that encourage 8th through 10th graders to prepare for college using four simple steps.

  • College Goal Sunday (CGS)
    Arizona’s College Goal Sunday and Saturday TOO! is a grant-funded statewide initiative that provides free information and professional assistance to Arizona students and families seeking college financial aid.

Similar National and State Organizations

  • National College Access Network (NCAN)
    NCAN's mission is to build, strengthen, and empower communities committed to college access and success so that all students, especially those underrepresented in postsecondary education, can achieve their educational dreams.

  • National Student Clearinghouse
    The National Student Clearinghouse is the nation's trusted source for education verification and student educational outcomes research.

  • Postsecondary Education Opportunity
    The purpose of this research letter is to inform those who formulate, fund, and administer public policy and programs about the condition of and influences that affect postsecondary education opportunity for all Americans.

  • Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education is a regional organization created by the Western Regional Education Compact, adopted in the 1950s by Western states, to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of the West.

  • Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
    SREB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works with 16 member states to improve public pre-K-12 and higher education.

  • New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
    The New England Board of Higher Education promotes greater educational opportunities and services for the residents of New England.

  • Midwestern Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
    MHEC contributes to the vitality of the Midwest by enhancing member states’ ability to maximize higher education opportunity and performance through collaboration and resource sharing.

  • State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)
    The State Higher Education Executive Officers is a nonprofit, nationwide association of the chief executive officers serving statewide coordinating boards and governing boards of postsecondary education.

  • Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance (
    The Advisory Committee was created by Congress in the Higher Education Amendments of 1986 to be an independent and bipartisan source of advice and counsel on student financial aid policy to both Congress and the Secretary of Education.