Databases are essential tools for educators, policy makers, and researchers. The links below offer a list of popular databases focused of education systems and the Native students and communities they serve.


Census: This link presents the results of the U.S. 2010 Census of every resident in the United States. American Indian/Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian data and links are also provided.

Child Trends Data Bank. Provides national level research and trend data on over 100 indicators of child/youth well-being incl. absenteeism, academic proficiency, dropout, and grade retention. Click here for a list of indicators included.

Civil Rights Data Collection. Collects data on key education and civil rights issues in U.S. public schools including enrollment, access to educational programs/services, and academic proficiency results, separated out by race, ethnicity, sex, and disability.

College Results Online. Interactive data tool provides information about college graduation rates for nearly every four-year college or university in the United States. The tool lets users examine and compare college graduation rates over time, including the graduation rates of diverse groups of students.

Common Core of Data. The CCD is maintained by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. It annually collects fiscal and non-fiscal data about all U.S. public schools, districts, and state education agencies, including school and district names and contact information; demographic and descriptive data about students and staff; and fiscal data, including revenues and expenditures.

Ed Data Express. Easy-to-use interactive data tool that allows users to create tables, graphs, maps, trend lines, and conditional analyses of state and federal education statistics including student achievement, demographics, accountability, and performance.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Primary source for data on U.S. colleges, universities, technical, and postsecondary institutions.

Kids Count Data Center. Access hundreds of measures of child well-being by state or compare them across states.

National Assessment of Educational Progress. NAEP is the largest nationally representative assessment of what U.S 4th, 8th, and 12th grade students know and can do in mathematics, reading, science, writing, arts, civics, economics, geography, and U.S. history. Data include subject matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment and can be disaggregated by demographics such as race/ethnicity and gender. 2015 NAEP mathematics and reading assessments are available now.

National Indian Education Study. Two-part study about AI/AN education presents assessment results for grades 4 and 8 reading and mathematics and survey results from Native students, teachers, and school administrators about school climate and cultural experiences. Restricted use data files containing data from the 2005, 2007, and 2009 studies are available for analysis by licensed researchers.

School Attendance Boundary Information System (SABINS). Aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for selected US school attendance areas including Native American (AI/AN/NH) areas. How to use the Data Finder document.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Provides data about inflation, prices, spending, time use, employment, unemployment, pay, benefits, productivity, workplace injuries, and careers.

U.S. Education Dashboard. Easy-to-use interactive charts and tables of educational indicators at the state and national level.