The U.S. Department of Education recently released its redesigned College Scorecard website. The 2.0 version has drawn both criticism and praise.
One school even said it was excluded from the website because it “Doesn’t count students by race.”
Personally, I think College Scorecard is a step in the right direction. It may not be a “finished product,” but it is definitely an upgrade from the 2013 version.
Look at the graphic to the right. The average cost of the college is broken down into family income brackets. This is an extremely useful tool for a high school student.
The website also takes other important factors into account. This includes, graduation rate, earnings after school, financial aid, etc.
This doesn’t mean College Scorecard is perfect. Improvements can certainly be made.
Continuing to build upon this information, and even going more in-depth is a must for the U.S. Department of Education.
With more information, college decisions may not be so difficult and stress-worthy for wealthy, and particularly, struggling families alike.
By: Jackson Rioux