Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Supporting Potential College Students

The Center for American Progress and The Hamilton Project recently released a report, Grading Higher Education: Giving Consumers the Education they Need. The report addresses the complicated process and incomplete and uncertain information that potential students and their families face when deciding what college to attend, what to study, and which career to pursue. Making the right choices regarding post secondary education might increase the benefit for students from the growing economic burden of college as well as improve the likelihood of degree completion. The report proposes that the federal government expand the types of information that are available and allow users to com­pare indicators like cost, financial aid, student debt, employment outcomes, and average salaries following graduation, across peer institutions.

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