The Center for American Progress released a report that recommends Congress improve the College Scorecard by allowing the Department of Education to collect data on all students attending college, not just those receiving federal financial aid. This larger data set, along with the recommended additional data points, may provide a fuller picture to indicate student results.
Scorecards for students
RTI International organized a Technical Review Panel on the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, and has issued a formal request for public comment.
Traditionally, students, parents, and employers have looked to rankings from just a handful of entities, including U.S. News & World Report, to gauge the quality of higher education institutions. However, rankings are subjective, and not everyone agrees about what criteria indicate quality.
Average earnings for former students of most American colleges and universities are now just a few mouse clicks away, on the revised College Scorecard website from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
There's a lot of nuance behind the numbers and some important upgrades are in the works, but the new tool provides a major step forward for helping prospective students and educators understand how college helps prepare people for careers.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation two weeks ago that adopts performance-based funding for Missouri's public universities and community colleges which includes a job placement measure.