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Three Metrics I Didn’t Have During My College Search, But I’m Glad Students Now Do

The college search process is a pivotal point in a student’s college journey, and often an unnecessarily challenging one. Across the country, data on higher education outcomes is limited. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard is designed to facilitate the type of comparisons I craved in my college search 8 years ago. The latest refresh includes the reinstatement and addition of several metrics, many of which were recommended by the Postsecondary Data Collaborative, that offer critical insights on the strength of students’ career outcomes.  

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Members of the Postsecondary Data Collaborative (PostsecData) Thank the U.S. Department of Education for the Updates Made to the College Scorecard

The College Scorecard represents the single best source for important information about the economic outcomes of students by institution and field of study for all colleges nationwide. PostsecData appreciates the recent addition of several key data elements, which will add considerable value to students and their families, policymakers, researchers and advocates, and more.

Resources and Reports

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