National Peers

James Madison University’s National Peer Group is primarily used to analyze faculty compensation. Learn more about how the peer group was developed, the institutions that comprise the peer group, and select metrics comparing JMU against the average of the peer group.

Virginia Peers

The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) provides a wealth of data about institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Use this link to explore a number of data trends and metrics comparing state institutions across Virginia.

College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard has data on college costs, graduation, and post-college earnings designed to allow students and parents to compare different institutions.


The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System is the primary postsecondary data collection program for the U.S. Department of Education. This site is intended for those who have a familiarity with postsecondary data, particularly within the IPEDS data system.

Student Achievement Measure (SAM)

The Student Achievement Measure provides a picture of student progress and completion across institutions and state boundaries.

Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Classificationis a framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education.


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