Foundations, research centers, think tanks

  • The Teagle Foundation The Teagle Foundation provides leadership for liberal education, marshaling the intellectual and financial resources necessary to ensure that today's students have access to challenging, wide-ranging, and enriching college educations.
  • Lumina Foundation: Helping People Achieve Their Potential A private, independent foundation, strives to help people achieve their potential by expanding access and success in education beyond high school.
  • Institute for Higher Education Policy The mission of the Institute for Higher Education Policy is to increase access and success in postsecondary education around the world through unique research and innovative programs that inform key decision makers who shape public policy and support economic and social development.
  • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an act of Congress, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission "to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education."
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities: A Voice and a Force for Liberal Education in the 21st Century (AAC&U) The leading national association committed to advancing and improving liberal education for all students.
  • Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts The mission of the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts is to explore, test, and promote liberal arts education.
  • Education Sector Education Sector is an independent education policy think tank. We produce original research and policy analysis and promote outstanding work by the nation's most respected education analysts.
  • The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education will serve as a resource, a clearinghouse and a constructive critic -- seeking to stimulate, assist and prod government and higher education toward constructive change.
  • American Council for Higher Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universitities (NAICU) The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. The NAICU staff meets with policymakers, tracks campus trends, conducts research, analyzes higher education issues, publishes information, helps coordinate state-level activities, and advises members of legislative and regulatory developments with potential impact on their institutions.
  • NSSE Institute The service and research arm of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).