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. 

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. This graphic digs 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?

With the population becoming less white and moving toward the southwest of the United States, where will colleges find the next generation of college students? This interactive tool lets users 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?

An analysis of first-year college students shows three states stand out for attracting out-of-state students: Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts.


Which College Library Systems Have Turned Almost Entirely to Circulating Digital Materials?

Circulations of digital and electronic materials had far surpassed circulations of physical books and media at many colleges by 2014-15.


Colleges With the Highest Instructional Spending per Full-Time-Equivalent Student, 2014-15

Almost all of the four-year public and private nonprofit institutions that spent the most on instructional spending per full-time-equivalent student in 2014-15 are medical schools or include medical schools.


Characteristics of Colleges That Raised the Most in Private Donations, FY 2016

The private nonprofit institutions that raised the most in private donations also tended to have the largest endowments.


Highest Representation of Racial and Ethnic Groups at Liberal-Arts Colleges, Fall 2015

Although minority students are underrepresented at liberal-arts colleges over all, some individual colleges serve a substantial share of students from a particular racial or ethnic group.



State-by-State Breakdown of Graduation Rates

This newly updated interactive graphic charts the six-year graduation rates for various student demographics across four-year public, four-year private nonprofit, and two-year public institutions.


Recent Private Gifts to Higher Education (March 2017)

Along with professorships and scholarships, recent gifts have been devoted to sports facilities, study of the environment, and other causes.