This institution-level database contains data on colleges and universities from the following sources: the National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard, and IPUMS' National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS). IPEDS contains information on institution characteristics, admissions, enrollment, completions, graduation rates, program charges, and other topics. Because the College Scorecard is a collection of data from different sources, including IPEDS, we exclude the scorecard’s data from IPEDS. This portion of the scorecard contains information on student loan repayment and earnings. NHGIS provides census geographies such as tract and block group for each institution.