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Main Search and General Information

Making the Case charts, data, and other resources are compiled periodically from reliable sources to help demonstrate the effectiveness of CIC institutions. Search more than 100 charts and other resources using the search tool below.

Organized around six key messages, the data and resources show that independent institutions:
  • Are Affordable for Students and Families;
  • Provide Access and Success for Diverse Students;
  • Provide Personal Attention to Students;
  • Enable Student Success;
  • Engender Alumni Satisfaction with Education; and
  • Involve Students and Alumni Contributing to the Public Good

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Data Sources

More than 100 charts and data can be found on the site. View the sources.

Charts and Data - Full Index

Browse a full list of all charts and data. View the index.

Other Helpful Resources and Publications

A list of other sources with helpful data and information. View the list.
Browse publications released by CIC or co-sponsored with other organizations. View the list.


 New NSSE Data

CIC has provided nearly 40 new charts based on NSSE data that make the case for independent higher education.
Download the report or use the search feature below to find and view charts.

 Making the Case Resources


Making the Case Resources provides a periodic toolkit of ideas, talking points, strategies, and other resources.

View the May 2011 issue.

 Past Issues


 Suggest Materials

​If you would like to suggest specific data, resources, or other materials to be added, please contact us at (202) 466-7230 or