Our tools combine data from many sources. Doing so means you have a complete picture to make informed educational and career decisions.
Education data sources
IPEDS provides postsecondary education data including institution names and locations. IPEDS is a source for information on U.S. colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions.
U.S. Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2022, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/ on November 28, 2022.
CIP provides postsecondary education data including program names and descriptions. CIP supports the accurate tracking and reporting of fields of study and program completion activity.
U.S. Department of Education. Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2022, Classification of Instructional Programs. Retrieved from https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/cipcode/default.aspx?y=56 on November 28, 2022.
Career data sources
O*NET provides a range of career data, including occupation names, occupation details, recommended education, and more. It also provides interest profiling information for the Career Quiz.
This website includes information from the O*NET 27.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA. My Texas Future has modified all or some of this information. USDOL/ETA has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.
CareerOneStop provides professional licenses and certifications data. CareerOneStop provides workforce information and tools for job seekers, students, workers, workforce intermediaries, and employers.
U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop, 2022, Professional licenses and certifications. Retrieved from https://www.careeronestop.org/ on November 28, 2022.
Texas CREWS provides both wage and postsecondary education data specific to the State of Texas. Postsecondary education data is based on 2020 cohort data. Texas CREWS provides tools to compare Texas public universities, public colleges, majors, and career schools based on graduate wages, student loan levels, graduation rates and more.
Texas Career Check provides location information for career data. Texas Career Check is an exploration tool for information and descriptions on occupations and schools that the student may be interested in.
Texas LMI provides employment projections data specific to the State of Texas. Texas LMI disseminates Texas labor market statistics.
The National Career Clusters® Framework provides career field names and descriptions. The National Career Clusters® Framework, managed by Advance CTE, serves as an organizing tool for Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, curriculum design, and instruction.
BLS provides career field data. The Bureau of Labor Statistics measures labor market activity, working conditions, price changes, and productivity in the U.S. economy to support public and private decision making.
AskTED provides Texas high school names. AskTED is the online Texas Education Directory managed through the Texas Education Agency (TEA). TEA employees, school districts, and the general public use AskTED to find contact information for Texas public schools, districts, and education service centers. For additional information or assistance, please contact the TEA TED Administrator at AskTED@tea.texas.gov or (512) 463-9809.