Last month, the U.S Department of Education released the new and improved College Scorecard, a user and mobile-friendly online database that empowers students and their families to make smart decisions about where to enroll for higher education. The College Scorecard provides students and families with clear information through an interactive tool that lets them choose among any number of options based on their individual needs – including location, size, campus setting, and degree and major programs. Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.

The College Scorecard combines data from the U.S Department of Education, U.S Department of Treasury and eighteen years worth of institutional data from nearly 7,000 institutions for a more comprehensive look at how colleges are serving students.

To learn more, view the press release and policy paper from the U.S. Department of Education and this fact sheet from the White House.

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