November 27, 2020

U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard Database Adds New Data

From the U.S. Dept. of Education:

For the first time, the College Scorecard consumer tool now has information on 2,100 non-degree granting institutions (institutions that only award certificates). Adding these types of institutions into the consumer site gives prospective students and their advocates a more complete sense of all their postsecondary options. Previously, the Scorecard consumer site provided profiles for approximately 3,700 degree-granting institutions.

The College Scorecard now also includes information 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. Previously, the consumer site only presented graduation rates for first-time full-time students which may not be representative of all students at many institutions.

The Department also updated the College Scorecard to include the most recent data for key metrics such as average annual cost, graduation rate, and student demographics and other data from the National Center for Education Statistics’ (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Since 2015, the Scorecard provided data updates each fall with the last major update conducted in September 2018. Based on user feedback, the Department transitioned to updating major data metrics multiple times throughout the year when subsets of data become available.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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