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Planning, Research, Innovation and Effectiveness (PRIE)

Planning & Research Resources

The following listing of internet sites are pertinent for community colleges and in institutional research and planning.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Presents national trends in community colleges.

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC): Statistics

Association of Bay Area Government (ABAG) Data Center
A complete source of population, demographic, and economic data for the Bay Area.
Maintained by the Association of Bay Area Governments.

Bay Area Community College Consortium (BACCC)
BACCC is comprised of 28 colleges surrounding the San Francisco and Monterey Bays and serves as a framework to facilitate, collaborate, plan, manage, communicate and inform education pathways through collaborations with K12 and Adult Education Consortia partners and to engage with industry and employers to develop curriculum and programs that address the workforce needs of our local economy.

Bay Area Career Education
Explore the 28 community colleges in the Bay Area by location or career path, and find the hands-on training needed for different careers.

California Community College Chancellor's Office (CCCCO)
The CCC Chancellors Office produces data for the entire California community college system, searchable by college. The following tools and resources provide access to data about student success, degrees, certificates, workforce options and more.

  • Data Mart:  A good resource for basic demographics, searchable by College or District, disaggregated by ethnicity and gender.
  • Launchboard:  Administered by Cal-PASS Plus, this site provides data on the effectiveness of college programs in both CTE and non-CTE pathways, such as Strong Workforce Program Metrics, Adult Education, CTE Outcomes Survey, and K-14 CTE transitions information.
  • Salary Surfer:  Helps students and their families make important decisions about college education, provides comparative information about the earnings of recent California community college graduates who received an award in a specific program of study. 
  • Transfer Data:  Transfer Volume to CSU, UC, In-State Privates, and Out of State Institutions
  • Vision for Success: Examines the state-wide community college performance as a system.  It sets out very clear goals for improvement. It also lays out a vision for success, framed as a series of seven commitments.
California Department of Education (K-12 Demographic Data)
The best source of demographic information about the K-12 system. Information is available at state, county, district, and school levels inlcuding: school performance, test results, student and staff demographics, graduation rates, student misconduct/intervention, and more. Has a nice reports query feature.

California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC)
CPEC is a citizen board that provides the Legislature and Governor with policy analysis and recommendations about higher education. This website includes interactive reports on transfers, awards and enrollments among other information.

California State University (CSU) Analytic Studies Division
Provides a variety of statistical and planning data for the CSU system.

Career Technical Education Launchboard
The LaunchBoard offers community college practitioners detailed and readily accessible information on student progress, credential attainment, employment outcomes, and labor market information all in one place.
California Student Outcomes Data Tracking

Career Technical Education Perkins
CTE Web Application provides information/reports on various Core and Performance Indicators by college, TOP code, and Special population (Non-traditional, Displaced Homemaker, Single Parent, etc.). Web Application can also be used to download Negotiation reports for colleges and districts.

Centers of Excellence (COE)
The Centers of Excellence, in partnership with business and industry, deliver regional workforce research customized for community college decision- making and resource development. Good source of regional economic and workforce information for community colleges.

Community College Research Center (CCRC)
Out of Columbia University, CCRC produces working papers, research reports, practitioner packets, and other resources aimed at promoting student success.

Community Economic Toolbox
This website provides a set of on-line tools that are standard in the field of community economic development. By selecting the state and then the county that you're interested in examining, you'll find information on labor trends and much more. In some of the tools you will be able to download data.

Community Toolbox
Good explanation about how to develop baseline measures.

Index of All American Universities

Index of All Community Colleges

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System IPEDS
IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs and reports data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.

Labor Market Information
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) of the Employment Development Department (EDD) is the source for California Labor Market Information. Statistical data and reports on California's labor force, industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and other important labor market and economic data is searchable by customer, subject, and geography, and more.

MIT Living Wage Calculator
The MIT Living Wage Calculator is a market-based approach that draws upon geographically specific expenditure data related to a family’s likely minimum food, childcare, health insurance, housing, transportation, and other basic necessities (e.g. clothing, personal care items, etc.) costs. The living wage draws on these cost elements and the rough effects of income and payroll taxes to determine the minimum employment earnings necessary to meet a family’s basic needs while also maintaining self-sufficiency.
Living Wage for San Mateo County, California

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
NCES is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. Located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, NCES fulfills a Congressional mandate to collect, collate, analyze, and report complete statistics on the condition of American education; conduct and publish reports; and review and report on education activities internationally.
  • What Works Clearinghouse:  The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is housed within NCES and reviews the existing research on programs, products, practices, and policies in education to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. 
NCHEMS Information Center for State Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis
Funded by the Ford Foundation and the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative for supporting the development, the website is an ongoing effort to provide higher education policymakers and analysts with the data and information needed to make sound policy decisions.

O*Net U.S. Department of Labor
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, developers, researchers, and more. Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation.

Research and Planning Group for California Community Colleges (RP Group)
The RP Group provides leadership in research, analysis, and planning issues for the California Community Colleges. The RP Group provides news, assistance, resources, and networking opportunities for researchers.

SF Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Research
The Centers of Excellence for Labor Market Research (COE) aspire to be the leading source of regional workforce information and insight for community colleges and their workforce partners across the state. The San Francisco Bay COE is located at City College of San Francisco and serves the 28 community colleges in the 12-county Bay Region with labor market information and workforce research. The COE and BACCC work jointly to prioritize data projects that benefit community colleges, secondary schools and workforce partners in the region.
SF Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Reserach - Home
SF Bay Center of Excellence for Labor Market Reserach - Data Dashboards

Silicon Valley Index
The Silicon Valley Index is a nationally-recognized publication that has been providing analysis on Silicon Valley trends. The Index includes research and indicators that measure the strength of our economy and the health of our community

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
An association focused on the promotion, advancement, and application of effective planning in higher education. There website provides information on national trends in higher education along with campus planning documents and learning space design resources.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Labor force and unemployment data at a variety of geographic levels including national, state, metropolitan area, and county.

U.S. Census Bureau

An encyclopedic source of population, demographics, employment, etc. at a variety of geographic levels including national, state, county, city, and census tract (neighborhood).

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