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These sites provide information on various aspects of public education: K-12, the UC and CSU systems, and independent colleges and universities on the state and national levels. Many of them offer searchable databases.

California Department of Education

See Data Quest for an annual data collection including data from California K-12 public schools on enrollment, graduates, dropouts, vocational education, alternative education, adult education, course enrollment, classified staff, certificated staff, teacher shortage and demand.

California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)

CPEC's database includes information on California postsecondary institutions, including community colleges, UC, CSUs, and independent colleges and universities. It covers enrollments, first-time freshmen, transfer students, degrees and certificates awarded, faculty and staff data, institutional finance data, and eligibility study data. This database also includes information on California elementary, secondary, and high school enrollments and demographics. UPDATE: This website will be taken down on September 23, 2011 and moved to the Community College Chancellor's Office.

Read About Data to learn more about how to access the data. On this page, Published Reports by CPEC focus on aspects of California higher education, including policy reports, data arrays, and other publications.

See On-Line Data System to generate a customized report on California students by gender, age, ethnicity, student level, institutions, and segment.

California State University Analytic Studies

This site includes California Community College Academic Performance Reports, which present statistics comparing SRJC transfer students to all other transfer students by measures of GPA and continuation rates.

Chronicle of Higher Education

This is a subscription-based site offering articles and abstracts on a broad range of topics affecting higher education. Selected items are available for viewing free.

Education Data Partnership

This site provides financial, demographic, and performance data for California public K-12 school system. Drop-down menus let you customize reports on the state or district level as well as on individual schools.

UCLA Community Colleges Studies Page

The UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies hosts this resource page for Community College information. This page includes information on books and journals, digests from the former ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges, and links to related websites.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS, established as the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is designed to encompass all postsecondary institutions and educational organizations. The IPEDS system is built around a series of interrelated surveys, collecting data from all primary providers of postsecondary education, in such areas as enrollments, program completions, faculty, staff, and finances.

IPEDS Peer Analysis System and Self-guided Tutorials enables a user to easily compare a LinchPin institution of the user’s choosing to a group of peer institutions, by generating reports using selected IPEDS variables of interest.

IPEDS College Opportunities On-line (COOL) presents data on institution prices, financial aid, enrollment, and type of programs that are offered by the institution. IPEDS COOL is designed to help college students, future students, and their parents understand the differences between colleges and how much it costs to attend college.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing education-related data in the U.S. and beyond.

See NCES Annual Reports, which brings together data from several NCES sources, including The Condition of Education, The Digest of Education Statistics, and Projections of Education Statistics (searchable by subject and title).

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)

SCOE's site includes a schools link with detailed information about enrollment in K-12 schools within the Sonoma County Junior College District.

Sonoma State University (SSU)

SSU's Office of the Provost, Institutional Research provides information on SSU academic planning, student right to know, and student demographics.

UC Davis Transfer database

UC Davis provides information on the academic outcomes of transfer students from specific community colleges, including SRJC. This link is a searchable database into which you can enter the name of the sending institution. All figures are based on students transferring to UC Davis since Fall Quarter 1990.

The site includes a caveat that small group totals - less than 30 students - should be treated like anecdotes - useful but not very reliable as a group composite figure. Most of the SRJC transfers to UC Davis total less than 30 per major since data collection began, but a few majors exceed that number: Economics, Psychology and International Relations.

UC Office of the President

This site includes information on research and evaluation on admissions and educational outreach as well as research papers and background documents on topics covering standardized testing, the UC admissions process and its educational outreach efforts.

This site's Information Digest provides data on UC undergraduate student admissions and enrollment as well as information concerning the retention, graduation, and time-to-degree of UC undergraduates. The Digest began in 1998.

U.S. Department of Education

See the Research and Statistics section, which includes education assessments, a multitude of surveys, and international comparisons.

Access the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database, with more than 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.

Consult Publications and Products for a comprehensive list of reports, publications and resource directories put out by the U.S. Department of Education.

USC Rossier School of Education

TRUCCS (Transfer and Retention of Urban Community College Students) is a major initiative dedicated to understanding the course taking patterns, aspirations, and behaviors of urban community college students.

Office of Institutional Research Contact: kgreaney@santarosa.edu