I have been building a search tool for colleges and universities in US. I could find most of the data from the IPEDS database. Now I am trying to relate the colleges with US News ranking. I'm trying to find any source of data which could give me ranking of colleges with their UNITID/college name . Any clues on how to get the rankings data along with UNITID ?

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    What is IPEDS? What is UNITID? – JeffE May 14 '14 at 22:22
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    database of colleges from government nces.ed.gov/ipeds/datacenter/. UNITID is the unique identification of each college – vsingh May 15 '14 at 1:54
  • I can't answer your question, though I like it. But I'm wondering if it is possible and easy to do name matching from US News ranking (assuming you can find it in electronic form) with the college names in IPEDS data base. – MrMeritology Jun 25 '14 at 3:35
  • I checked with IPEDS and they do not have any such co relation with them. They will rank based on completion data, enrollments or any other variable they have data for, but not for US news or financial times ranking – vsingh Jun 25 '14 at 13:45

I uploaded a file to wikisend (free and no sign-up file hosting service) with the correlation.

US News and IPEDS ID

Actually pastebin never expires so here's a link to it on pastebin:


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  • Very nice. And this is latest data. Not sure how the national university ranking is different from Engineering and MBA program ranking – vsingh Oct 5 '14 at 1:55

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