Our Data Sources

Our data comes from several sources including:

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • Peterson’s (the Common Data Set)
  • FairTest.org
  • Information collected from colleges through independent research
  • Crowdsourced data on financial aid, merit scholarships, private scholarships and loans from students and parents themselves.

We strive to maintain our data to be as up to date as possible, but changes in higher ed happen quickly. If you come across information that is out dated and/or needs more explanation, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]