The Council of Independent Colleges(CIC) is not a lobbying organization, but rather focuses on providing services to campus
leaders as well as seminars, workshops, and programs that assist institutions in improving
educational programs, administrative and financial performance, and institutional
Higher Education Resources
The American Council on Education(ACE) is the major coordinating body for all of the nation's higher education institutions. It
seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on higher education issues and to
influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
APPA promotes excellence in all phases of educational facilities management, including
administration, planning, design, construction, energy/utilities, maintenance, and
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities(AASCU) analyzes public policy to advocate for member institutions of public higher education
and the students they serve. It provides policy leadership and program support to
strengthen academic quality, promote access and inclusion, and facilitate educational
The Council for Opportunity in Education(COE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the expansion of educational
opportunities throughout the United States. Through its numerous membership services,
the council works in conjunction with colleges, universities, and agencies that host
TRIO (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/index.html) programs to specifically
help low-income students enter college and graduate.
The National Center for Academic Transformation(NCAT) is an independent non profit organization dedicated to the effective use of information
technology to improve student learning outcomes and reduce the cost of higher education.
The Southern Regional Education Board(SREB) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps government and education leaders
in its 16 member states work together to advance education and improve the social
and economic life of the region.
The Association for Institutional Research(AIR) supports members in their efforts to continuously improve the practice of institutional
research for post-secondary planning, management, and operations.
The Center for Economic and Policy Research(CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic
and social issues that affect people's lives. CEPR is committed to presenting issues
in an accurate and understandable manner so that the public is better prepared to
choose among the various policy options.
US Census Bureauserves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.