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Where do you get your data about the colleges?

We obtain our data from many different sources, both public and private.  The majority of our information about each college comes from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the Department of Education.  Additional data sources are documented in the methodology articles related to each particular ranking.

To learn more about how we create the rankings, visit the FAQ area of the College Factual website.

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