College Scorecard Impacts Student Choices

July 22, 2016

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A recent article by discusses how students are using and responding to increased access to graduate outcome data as they choose colleges and universities. New research finds that the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard, which matches student-loan information with earnings data from the IRS, is gaining in popularity and affecting student behavior only a year after its launch. A study by the College Board finds an increase in the number of high school students sending SAT scores to colleges and universities with increases in graduates' earnings. This increase, however, was greatest among more affluent high school students.