External Links & Resources

EOU Information on College Scorecard:

Run by the U.S. Department of Education, College Scorecard presents very user-friendly college information and statistics. It features easy-to-use controls for searching and sorting by characteristics such as average cost and salary after graduation.

EOU Information on College Navigator:

College Navigator consists primarily of the latest data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES – the National Center for Education Statistics.


IPEDS presents in-depth data collected by the National Center for Education Statistics.
Visit the IPEDS home page for more information about IPEDS and for access to IPEDS data tools, publications, and more.

National Student Clearninghouse Research Center:

The National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™ regularly publishes research that supports education, workforce, and learner success. The research offers objective data and insights about student enrollment, mobility, completion, and other important student outcomes that are visible only through the Clearinghouse data. The nationwide network of more than 3,600 postsecondary institutions provides up-to-date student-level data that represents 97 percent of the postsecondary enrollment today. Publications are to benefit and better inform the education community, policymakers, business leaders, and other community leaders.

Fact Finder (from the US Census Bureau):

This service of the US Census Bureau provides multiple ways to search for demographic data, including a “Guided Search” wizard which guides one through narrowing search terms by overall subject, topic, geography and subject-specific parameters.
Among the data accessible are maps generated from data-tables and in-depth narrative reports such as this: Population and Housing Narrative Profile: 2010-2012

Nice research and projections from the Oregon Employment Department:

Provided data includes:

  • Current Employment Estimates
  • Unemployment Rates
  • Employment and wages by industry
  • Occupation profile reports per occupation by State or County: wage-ranges, growth, average annual openings, projections, industries employing, education requirements and much more.

USDA Oregon State Fact Sheet (Lots of data contrasting rural and urban Oregon):

Of interest from the main page: a greater percentage of rural (vs urban) Oregonians have completed high school and started college, but the percentage who have completed college is about half that of urban Oregonians.

Some high points:

Oregon State Agency Databases:

A large index of data sources for the state of Oregon in a huge variety of subjects.

Oregon Department of Education Reports and Data:


US Census Bureau:


The following thumbnails are borrowed from the bureau’s topics page:

Business is a large part of America’s diverse economy. This section provides key information about businesses in your community.
The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source of statistical data tracking the national economy.
This section provides information on a range of educational topics, from educational attainment and school enrollment to school districts, costs and financing.
We measure the state of the nation’s workforce, including employment and unemployment levels, weeks and hours worked, occupations, and commuting.
Families & Living Arrangements
Our statistics highlight trends in household and family composition, describe characteristics of the residents of housing units, and show how they are related.
Health statistics on insurance coverage, disability, fertility and other health issues are increasingly important in measuring the nation’s overall well-being.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates, and produce statistics on the physical and financial characteristics of our homes.
Income & Poverty
Income is the gauge many use to determine the well-being of the U.S. population. Survey and census questions cover poverty, income, and wealth.
International Trade
The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import statistics and regulations governing the reporting of exports from the U.S.
Our population statistics cover age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, migration, ancestry, language use, veterans, as well as population estimates and projections.
Public Sector
The U.S. Census Bureau provides data for the Federal, state and local governments as well as voting, redistricting, apportionment and congressional affairs.

Census Bureau Interactive Maps:

Useful for creating presentations and exploring geographically relevant data in a more intuitive way, the Census Bureau provides multiple solutions for mapping and interacting with demographic data.

Other Regional Demographic Information:

Other Regional Demographic Information

Statistical Atlas: