I am working on a project building a database of college and university information. I am looking for open-source information that has stats on schools but also general descriptions about the schools. Do you know of any?

  • But you have to describe which schools and universities you are looking for?Europe?America?Africa? Asia? or any where please and it does not matter Geography? Commented Aug 15, 2018 at 18:47
  • focusing on north america and europe it means you need USA and Canada schools clolleges and in europe may be eastern or western?it depends or its up to you. Commented Aug 16, 2018 at 20:52
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    stats on schools What stats? Please edit that in. Since you use the tag collegescorecard you want US data, right? Add another tag.
    – user4293
    Commented Aug 17, 2018 at 10:08

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If you are looking for data in the US, I would look at IPED.

The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is the Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) core postsecondary education data collection program. Information is collected annually from all providers of postsecondary education in fundamental areas such as enrollment, program completion and graduation rates, institutional costs, student financial aid, and human resources. Data collected through IPEDS is publicly released and can be accessed through the IPEDS Data Center by postsecondary education institutions and the general public.

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