Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dept. of Education Online College Scorecard Launched

By Rebecca Keister
PBN Staff Writer
Twitter: @keisterpbn
Posted 2/14/13
PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Education has released an interactive online College Scorecard as part of President Barack Obama’s efforts to hold colleges accountable for cost, value and quality.
The College Affordability and Transparency Center College Scorecard was released following President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this week during which he highlighted the plight taxpayers’ face in subsidizing higher education costs and urging that colleges must work harder to keep costs manageable.
The scorecard is meant to provide a snapshot of an institution’s cost and value to help families make decisions during the college search and application process.

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