Planning, Research and Evaluation


Useful and Interesting Links

Here is a list of interesting planning, research and evaluation links. This list is updated frequently.

If you have a link you think might be appropriate, please forward your suggested links to our department webmaster .

Research on the Internet A research link brought to you by the CCBC Library and Media Services group.

Federal, State and Local Data Sources

U.S. Census Bureau This link is the definitive place to start for federal statistics, agencies and more.
FirstGov The official United States Government website. It is the ONE website for the entire Federal system.
American Association of Community Colleges The national leader for community colleges
National Center for Educational Statistics America's educational statistician. This site has a huge number of resources for the academic world.
National Community College Council for Research and Planning A data source for educational planning.
Association for Institutional Research A national resource for Planning, Research and Evalution offices.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education Our Accreditation body.
Maryland State Page A one-stop site which lists every State agency, department and commission from Aging to Education to Planning and Higher Education. Numerous other links are included here as well.
Maryland State Data Center State and County Data at your fingertips. Demographic Profiles, population estimates and projections, zip-code maps and a host of other planning data products from an award winning data producer.
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) MHEC is the State of Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland colleges, universities, and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs.
Maryland Association of Community Colleges Information about Maryland community colleges. They have an extensive Databook.
Maryland Association for Institutional Research A Maryland resource for Planning, Research and Evalution offices.
The Baltimore County Page A local link featuring data and information on Baltimore County.
Baltimore County Public Library System A link to the local county library

Data Sources and Search Engines

SunSpot An e-version of the Baltimore Sun.
Chronicle of Higher Education A magazine devoted to higher education.
Community College Web A nice portal for information on out-of-state community colleges.
Google A web search engine.
Google Scholar A search engine for scholarly peer-reveiwed information.
Bing A web search engine.
Mamma A web search engine.
Dogpile A web search engine.

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