May 20, 2022

Research Database: College Scorecard Adds Second-Year Post Graduation Earnings and Cumulative Loan Data

From the U.S. Dept. of Education:

College Scorecard now provides new median income data for students two years out from their date of graduation across the various fields of study an institution offers.

In the coming weeks, College Scorecard will be updated to include data on federal student loan repayment. Users will be able to see how successfully past federal student loan borrowers from different institutions and, for the first time, specific programs, have been at meeting their repayment obligations.

Today’s updates to College Scorecard make it easier to search for different fields of study and to compare those fields side by side, whether they are within one institution or across several institutions.


In addition, College Scorecard’s student loan data now includes Parent PLUS loans, allowing users to see how much parents are borrowing to help their children pay for school at each institution.


Users can also find new loan debt information about typical amounts borrowed inclusive of amounts borrowed at multiple institutions for students who transfer. Previously, transfer-in loan debt was not reflected in the data offered.

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See Also: College Scorecard Documentation and Data Sources

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