The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) represents
over 90 Canadian public and private not-for-profit universities and
university-degree level colleges. The website contains links to all Canadian
The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) represents the interests of
Ontario's 20 universities and the Royal Military College. COU produces a
number of higher education publications and reports that are available on
The site also includes links to
Ontario universities and the Ontario University Application Centre and hosts
the Ontario Universities
Council on Quality Assurance (the Quality Council) - an arm’s length body
designed to ensure rigorous quality assurance of university undergraduate
and graduate programs.
Statistics Canada collects information on a host of higher education issues
including enrolments, degrees granted, faculty numbers, faculty salaries,
and tuition levels. Through a number of surveys StatCan produces various
research and analytical reports in the higher education area.
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is a professional
association of more than 4,000 institutional researchers, planners, and
decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world. This
site provides links to other related sites in the United States - click on
“Knowledge” and then “IR Resources”.
IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), established as
the core postsecondary education data collection program for NCES, is a
system of surveys designed to collect data from all primary providers of
Through its student survey NSSE annually collects information at hundreds of
four-year colleges and universities about student participation in programs
and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal
development. The results provide an estimate of how undergraduates spend
their time and what they gain from attending university.
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) has a Policy and Research
arm that provides an array of reports and analyses on topics of interest to
the IR community. On the ACU homepage go to “Key Strengths” and then to
“Research and policy analysis”.
The Organization for Economic
Co-operation and Development provides comparative information about higher
education systems. From the main homepage go to “Topics” and then