There has always been this perception that links from domains with a .EDU TLD is better than links from .COM, .NET, .ORG and so on. Chris Boggs covered the debate with Are Links From .edu and .gov Domains Really "Better?" about a year ago.
One good way of getting .EDU links is to see where your competitors obtained their EDU links. There are several ways to find such information. One way is to use Yahoo Search and conduct a link command search. For example, to find all the EDU links pointing to our domain, you can do [linkdomain:seroundtable.com site:edu] or a slightly different method that yields more results is [linkdomain:seroundtable.com -site:seroundtable.com inurl:.edu].
Those should return some of a site's EDU links.
You can always also export your links from Yahoo Site Explorer or Google Webmaster Tools and then do a filter on .EDU domains. I found about 45 EDU links within Google Webmaster Tools for this domain.
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