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New Website Allows Consumers to Evaluate the Performance of U.S. Four-Year Colleges

The United States, once number one in rankings of individuals obtaining a college degree, is now ranked 12th in the world. This cannot be surprising as less than 60% of students entering a four-year program will graduate with degree within six years. By most measures post secondary education is not meeting the expectations of consumers, officials at higher education institutions and in government.

Collegemeasures.org , a joint project between The American Institutes of Research (AIR) and Matrix Knowledge Group, is an interactive website evaluating the performance of four-year public and private colleges and universities in the United States. The website provides data for seven outcome measures, including graduation rates, first-year retention rates, education-related cost per student, cost per degree, student loan default rates, and the ratio of student loan payments to earnings for recent graduates. Users can evaluate the performance of a specific college or university and to compare performance across the 1,576 colleges.


Article: http://www.air.org/reports-products/index.cfm?fa=viewContent&content_id=991 

Web Site: Collegemeasures.org 


 
 
 
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