Department of Education Expands College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education has announced that they are providing more comprehensive data to their College Scorecard, an online consumer toolkit that originated in the Obama administration. The Department added new information for non-degree granting institutions (those that only award certificates) and is releasing new preliminary loan debt data by individual fields of study. The Scorecard now also includes data on graduation rates for non-first-time and non-full-time students and the percentage of students who transferred or were still enrolled in school. "We committed to students that we would continually improve the College Scorecard so that they could access relevant, accurate and actionable data as they make decisions about their education after high school," said Secretary Betsy DeVos in a statement. "The updates released today are another step in fulfilling that promise. We look forward to seeing how students, parents, institutions and researchers utilize this important information."

More information may be accessed here and here. The College Scorecard website may be accessed here.