Rethinking Consumer Information In Higher Education

A report from the Urban Institute summarizes the results of a three-year effort aimed at assessing the demand for and impact of program-level information on labor market outcomes. Federal and state policymakers should not assume that providing more information, on its own, is likely to solve any of the shortcomings of the US higher education systems. Instead, they should view the creation of such information as a necessary first step to support consumer choice, market-based accountability, and government regulation.

The report can be obtained at