Find and compare institutional policies with Higher Ed Policy Central

Higher Ed Policy Central is a database tool for researching and comparing institutional policies of higher education.


The vital tool for policy research and design

Never before has researching institutional policies been easier than with the Higher Ed Policy Central. Created to assist with analysis and development of policies, the easy-to-use database tool includes robust search and filter functions, allowing users to easily navigate policy information. Subscribers receive instant access to thousands of policies in a web-based database with new policies added daily.

Benchmarking made simple

View policies of many peer institutions with a click of a button. Instead of a cumbersome hunt for individual schools’ policies, users can now perform a simple search to learn how policies are enacted across various institutions, with the ability to narrow results by institution type.

Powerful data

New policies from institutions of higher education are added daily, giving users the data needed to analyze current practices. Historical policies are also provided. Higher Ed Policy Central contains more than 220,000 policies from over 3,000 institutions and counting.

Collect and compare

The Higher Ed Policy Central allows users to add policies to My Saved Policies, view policies in text and image formats, and export saved policies to Microsoft Word. The ability to craft a custom collection allows users to analyze multiple policies from multiple institutions in one place and come back to the saved policies later.

Must-have resource

“This resource to search higher education policies across institutions is incredible! For the Higher Ed folks who have ever found themselves asking the question, ‘How do other institutions do this?’ especially when trying to do benchmarking research for designing a policy or process, this is a must-have resource!”

Kylie Borges
Associate Registrar at Stanford University

A solution you can trust

Higher Ed Policy Central is brought to you by CollegeSource, the higher education industry’s trusted provider of transfer and degree achievement solutions, serving more than 2,000 colleges and universities. Get started today and jumpstart your policy research with us!

Features you’ll love

The Higher Ed Policy Central includes features that help alleviate the time put into higher education policy development by condensing the research exploration and benchmarking phases of policy design. Instead of poring over institutional websites to uncover policy information, users can quickly find what they need with the tool’s smart search functionality.

Smart searches

Search for policies by institution or keyword (within entire policy or policy title only), and filter by state, year, and various school types

User-friendly interface

Higher Ed Policy Central has a web-app interface that is simple to navigate, allowing users to easily find and save policies of interest for comparison

Collect them all

Build your research collection by adding policies to My Saved Policies. Export them to Microsoft® Word for analysis and sharing.

Multiple display formats

Policies are viewable in text format as well as image versions directly captured from institutional catalogs

Explore policies anywhere

Accounts are accessible from anywhere via web browser, so you can switch locations and computers and quickly get back to where you left off


Growing policy database

More than 220,000 policies from over 3,000 institutions are currently available. Policies from Higher Ed institutions are added daily.

Search by institution name or policy text, including filters for:


Publish year


Private non-profit

Private for-profit



Less than 2-year

With Higher Ed Policy Central’s smart search, users can easily see how policies are enacted across various institutions.

The improved way to explore policies

Users are amazed at how quickly they can gain insight on what many other institutions have in place for similar policies. Tell your team about Higher Ed Policy Central and its features, and create your account today!

Straightforward subscription pricing

Start your annual subscription now by locking in the introductory rate of $399 for the first year. We offer quick and convenient payment online with a credit card, allowing for immediate use of Higher Ed Policy Central.


Get started now

In just a moment’s time, you can gain access to thousands of institutional policies—with new policies added daily—in a user-friendly interface for you to search, save, and compare.