U.S. Department of Education


Data.ed.gov is the U.S. Department of Education’s solution for publishing, finding, and accessing our public data profiles. This open data catalog brings together the Department’s data assets in a single location, making them available with their metadata, documentation, and APIs for use by the public. The federal government’s Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 (Evidence Act) requires government agencies to make data assets open and machine-readable by default. Data.ed.gov is the U.S. Department of Education’s comprehensive data inventory satisfying these requirements while also providing privacy and security.

About Open Data

As defined by the Open Definition: Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone - subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. Put simply, open data is data anyone can access, download, and use.

Why Use Open Data

Individuals, businesses, and governments can use open education data to bring about social, economic and educational benefits and drive innovation. Share your original analyses, products, and innovations on the Showcase tabs within Data.ed.gov.

Open Data Platform - 5 Reasons Why

Get Involved

Browse the data, download it, analyze it, or build apps or other tools using our APIs. Share what you do with our data using our Showcase feature. If you are new to open data, learn more here and get started with our How-Tos.

Media Inquiries

If you are preparing an article or organizing a data event, and would like information or support from the Data.ed.gov team, contact us at: odp@ed.gov.