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?
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.