Where Does Your Freshman Class Come From?

On the subject of the migration of college freshmen, two things are clear: Most stay within their home state's borders, and the rest tend to go to private colleges in neighboring states. It’s already known that more than a third of freshmen stay within 50 miles of home, but what the interactive map clearly shows is that even those who stray beyond tend to stay in the region.

Special Reports

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Faculty at More Than 4,300 Institutions

A sortable table that shows the percentages of full-time faculty members who were members of specific racial and ethnic groups at degree-granting colleges and universities in November 2011.


Faculty and Staff Salaries at More Than 4,700 Colleges

Browse the data by state, sector, and Carnegie classification and break out salaries by institution, rank, and gender.


What College Presidents Make

Use The Chronicle’s interactive database to see how much top public-college presidents earned in 2014. And track executive compensation at public and private colleges as far back as 2008.




Data Visualization: Foundation Support for Higher Education Shares Goals, Recipients

The breadth and quantity of money granted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to higher-education projects vastly outweighs the amounts granted by the two other key supporters of higher-education reform: the Lumina Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. Explore this graphic below to dig into the foundations' grants from 2006 through 2011.



8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs

Explore an exclusive interactive tool, based on data released by edX, that provides fresh insights about who takes massive open online courses.



Who Will Reach College Age in the Next 14 Years?

Use this tool to explore the demographic shifts that will change the makeup of American colleges, from the national level down to the more than 3,000 counties.



Table: Where Does Your Freshman Class Come From?

Use our interactive tool to track the migration of full-time college students during a 16-year period at nearly 1,600 institutions.


Colleges With the Highest Percentages of Nonresident Aliens Among Full-Time Instructional Staff, Fall 2013

The colleges that employed the largest percentages of nonresident aliens as instructional staff were scattered throughout the country.


4-Year Colleges With the Highest Numbers of Exclusively Distance-Education Students, by Student Residency, Fall 2014

In all three sectors, business and health professions were among the most popular majors for distance-education students.


Highest Representation of Racial and Ethnic Groups at 4-Year Public Institutions, Fall 2014

High representation of particular racial or ethnic groups is found in states like Georgia and Oklahoma, reflecting those states' populations.


Yield Rates at the Most-Selective 4-Year Colleges, Fall 2014

The 25 most-selective private nonprofit institutions all had much higher yield rates than did such institutions over all.


Table: U.S. Institutions With the Most Foreign Students, 2015-16

Seven Midwestern universities were among the top 20 doctoral institutions for enrollment of foreign students.