February 19th, 2011, 07:40 PM
Start up help
I guess this isn't a technical question yet. I am a building a database and need to know the address of every college and university in the country. Ideally, i don't want to have to do this manually. Does anybody know of a list of all the colleges and universities in the United States that is easily scraped? Or just a list that is not so easily scraped so I don't have to go through each state separately?
Any suggestions welcome.
February 20th, 2011, 05:37 PM
Moved to Business Help
You'll probably have to purchase a mailing list like that. There appear to be websites out there that have this information (eg, Browse Colleges, but it'd be a pain to manually transfer all of this information to your DB.
February 20th, 2011, 05:51 PM
There's also places where you can purchase the database. I have no idea how accurate this is as I've never used it.... Also, it costs money, but take a look: linky
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February 23rd, 2011, 01:47 PM
Hiker and Drgroove,
thanks for the replies. I think I will try to build it my own. Gotta brush off those data entry skills!!
Actually on second thought I just found this website: http://www.utexas.edu/world/univ/state/
I have never done this before. Any good code to do this or am I one my own?
February 23rd, 2011, 09:18 PM
Out of curiosity, what are you planning on using all of this data for?
February 24th, 2011, 01:49 AM
I am sorry, but I am not allowed to divulge the business logic behind needing a list of all the universities.
Originally Posted by drgroove
sorry to be a party pooper.