WWW Sites for Statistics and Information

The web sites listed are excellent sources for national, state, regional, and local statistics and other information useful for planning and assessment. Most of these sites provide links to more resources.




A Matter of Facts: The North Carolina Community College System Fact Book

NC Employment Security Commission

The source for labor market information

Office of State Planning

Best site for population estimates and projections. Includes statistics by county and municipalities.

NC Department of Commerce


Includes county and regional profiles and economic scans, NC economic trends, labor market information and population statistics.

North Carolina’s Southeast

The economic development site for Southeastern North Carolina.

NC Department of Public Instruction

Everything you want to know about NC public schools as a citizen, parent and/or educator.

NC Department of Labor

Includes workplace health and safety, workplace ergonomics, OSHA and labor standards information.

NC Community College System

Links to NCCCS statistical reports, publications, news, other community college web pages, etc.

NC Department of State Treasurer

Includes information pertaining to state retirement and state and local government finances.

American Association of Community Colleges

Great site to find information and statistics pertaining to community colleges nationwide.

American Association of Higher Education (AAHE)


Organization that promotes changes in higher education. Sponsors partnerships, conferences, activities, and publications on a broad range of topics including assessment, quality initiatives, teaching and topics of interest to faculty.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

website for accreditation information. Includes related links.

League for Innovation in the Community College

International Association dedicated to catalyzing community colleges. Site includes conferences, publications, and many resources for community colleges.

U.S. Department of Education

Provides the latest findings, statistics and information on education.

One Stop Shopping for Federal Statistics

The gateway to statistics from over 100 US Federal agencies. Includes profiles by county, state, congressional district and Federal judicial district. Covers national, state, county, and local statistics. Good links to other sites.

National Center for Education Statistics


NCES is the primary Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

NC Planning and Research Organization (CCPRO)


Official website for community college members. Includes information and links pertaining to NC community college planning and research topics.