University of Houston-Victoria

Institutional Research Effectiveness


The Offices of Institutional Effectiveness and Research manage a lot of information for external and internal constituencies. Sometimes we don't have exactly the information that you may need, but we know a lot of tricks for finding information. Here are some of our favorite sources for public data. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact us, and we might be able to point you in the right direction.


Library: A list of resources available in 272 University West, including books and articles on assessment, teaching and learning, and accreditation

Glossary: A list of terms commonly used for assessment and accreditation


Data about higher education


National Center for Educational Statistics (to access IPEDS)

US Bureau of Labor Statistics

US Census Bureau 


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Higher Education Data 

Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market Information 

Texas Legislative Budget Board 

Texas Business Industry & Data Center 


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) 

The Chronicle of Higher Education Facts and Figures 

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education