Updated College Scorecard Released by ED
The U.S. Department of Education this week released new College Scorecard data containing information about more than 2,000 institutions of higher education. For the first time, this includes program-level data on student debt. Inside Higher Education reports that this is a "first step toward giving students access to a fuller picture on outcomes for individual higher ed programs, instead of just colleges over all." The College Scorecard, available here, originated during the Obama administration and provides consumer-relevant information about higher education programs and institutions across the United States. Andrew Kreighbaum of Inside Higher Education writes: "After its future initially looked uncertain with a Republican in the White House, the College Scorecard has become a central piece of the higher ed agenda for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos."