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Higher Education Links

Below are links to higher education commissions, organizations, and resources of interest to the higher education community. Many of these sites have links to additional sources of data and resources on a national and state-wide level.

Association of American Universities (AAU)
Association of research universities which focuses on national policy on academic research and graduate education.

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
International association of advancement professionals from educational institutions, focusing on support in the areas of alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy.

National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education
Independent, non-profit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve higher education through public policy.

Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
Regional association that accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Regional association created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of Western states.

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
A voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state university systems.