Education Data Explorer
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About this project

The Education Data Explorer is the online download tool of the Education Data Portal. This initiative of the Urban Institute’s Center on Education Data and Policy draws on data from most major national data sources on schools, districts, and colleges, harmonizing variables and documentation to make it easier to look at trends and combine data. We hope this site will empower researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to generate rigorous, accurate, and actionable insights to improve student outcomes. To stay up-to-date on the latest developments, sign up for our newsletter.

Data Sources


Support for this project has been provided by Amazon Web Services, Arnold Ventures, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cloudera Foundation, and Overdeck Family Foundation. We are grateful to them and to all our funders, who make it possible for Urban to advance its mission. The views expressed are those of the authors and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees, or its funders. Funders do not determine research findings or the insights and recommendations of our experts. More information on our funding principles is available here. Read our terms of service here.

Data Policy and Terms of Use

Visitors to this site agree to abide by the Urban Institute’s terms of service.

All data made available via the Education Data Portal in any form is licensed to you under the Open Data Commons Attribution License (ODC-By) v1.0. The nontechnical summary of this license is available here. The content is provided as is, without warranty of any kind, express or implied. The Urban Institute shall not be liable for any claims or damages with respect to any loss or other claim by you or any third party on account of, or arising from, the use of the datasets.

The Education Data Portal contains links to websites operated by organizations other than the Urban Institute. Urban is not responsible for the availability of these outside resources, their contents, any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such a site. Urban provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply or mean endorsement by the Urban Institute, the site, or its contents.