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Things To Do
  1. Work on articles that need cleanup.
  2. Create a page for every university and college and add {{infobox University}} for it. See the missing list for those institutions still awaiting articles.
  3. Place {{WikiProject Higher education}} on every related talk page.
  4. Combat boosterism wherever it appears
  5. Ensure all articles, including Featured articles, are consistent with the article guidelines.

WikiProject Higher education aims to improve the coverage of universities and colleges on Wikipedia. Please feel free to join our project by adding your name at the List of participants and including this page on your watchlist.

About the projectEdit


  • Standardize the structure and content of all college and university articles
  • Ensure colleges' and universities' articles comply with Wikipedia's five pillars
  • Improve the coverage of higher education, propelling articles to featured status
  • Serve as the central hub for all discussions and information related to higher education coverage
  • Add missing and requested higher education articles

Task forces and sub-projectsEdit

Task forces are meant to provide centralized information and a discussion area for topics that have a sufficiently large scope, but that would not benefit from having a separate WikiProject with all of the additional work that would involve. Currently, the only task force is Student Affairs task force.

Geographic areas, athletic conferences, or individual institutions with multiple pages and the interest of several active Wikipedians may become the subject of a sub-project. Propose the new project on the WikiProject Higher education talk page or at the WikiProject Council to make sure there is enough interest before starting a new project. See the related projects section for examples.

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To add an article to this project, place the {{WikiProject Higher education|class=}} template on an article's talk page. It will display like this:

WikiProject Higher education (Rated Project-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Higher education, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of higher education, universities, and colleges on Wikipedia. Please visit the project page to join the discussion, and see the project's article guideline for useful advice.
Project This article has been rated as Project-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

Infobox UniversityEdit


University of Illyria
Universiti von Illyria
scroll atop shield outline
Seal of University of Illyria
Latin: Universitas Illyriensis
Other name
Former name
Utopian University
Melior a lepidus fossor quam a stultus lepor lepos
Motto in English
"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit"
Active1666 (1666)–1850 (1850)
AccreditationSouthwest Illyrian Accreditation Commission
Religious affiliation
Church of Illyria
EndowmentUS$ 123,456,789
VisitorJohn Doe
ChancellorJane Doe
Vice-ChancellorJohn Doe
RectorJohn Doe
Rectrix MagnificaJane Doe
Academic staff
Total staff
Other students
Location, ,
12°20′N 98°46′W / 12.34°N 98.76°W / 12.34; -98.76
CampusRural, 47 acres (19 ha)
Colours   Red and blue
NicknameThe Nematodes
Sporting affiliations
Utopian Athletic League
MascotNobby the Nematode
Spiral on stripes

Note: This university is completely fictional.
{{Infobox university
| name = University of Illyria
| native_name = Universiti von Illyria
| native_name_lang = de
| other_name = UI
| image = Dabney-minimalist-vector.svg
| image_upright = 0.7
| image_alt = scroll atop shield outline
| caption = Seal of University of Illyria
| latin_name = Universitas Illyriensis
| former_name = Utopian University
| motto = ''Melior a lepidus fossor quam a stultus lepor lepos''
| motto_lang = la
| mottoeng = "Better a witty fool than a foolish wit"
| established = {{Start date|1666}}
| closed = {{End date|1850}}
| type = [[Public university|Public]]
| religious_affiliation = Church of Illyria
| endowment = US$ 123,456,789
| chancellor = [[Jane Doe]]
| vice_chancellor = John Doe
| rector = Fr. Doe
| head_label = [[Visitor]]
| head = [[John Doe|Archbishop Doe]]
| academic_staff = 300
| total_staff = 900
| students = 10,000
| undergrad = 5,000
| postgrad = 1,000
| doctoral = 100
| other_students = 1,200{{Sup|a}}
| city = [[Illyria]]
| state = [[Illyria]]
| country = [[Utopia]]
| coordinates = {{Coord|12.34|-98.76|type:edu|display=inline}}
| campus_type = Rural
| campus_size = {{Convert|47|acre}}
| colours = {{Color box|red}}{{Color box|blue}} Red and blue
| sports_nickname = The Nematodes
| mascot = Nobby the Nematode
| sporting_affiliations = [[Utopian Athletic League]]
| website = {{URL|}}
| logo = EUSP logo lowres.jpg
| logo_size = 50px
| logo_alt = Spiral on stripes
| footnotes = <hr />
<div style="text-align: left;">
{{Sup|a}} [[Further education]].<br />
Note: This university is completely fictional.

College Navigator external linkEdit

For United States institutions, the Department of Education presents data at its College Navigator. You can link to a college's page by finding its IPEDS ID at (not the OPE ID) and using the following template.


For example, Valparaiso University's ID is 152600. Therefore, this template produces

Valparaiso University at College Navigator, a tool from the National Center for Education Statistics

You can use an optional second parameter to specify a name other than the title of the Wikipedia page that calls the template.

{{College-navigator|152600|Valparaiso University (Indiana)}}


Valparaiso University (Indiana) at College Navigator, a tool from the National Center for Education Statistics


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