November 21, 2019
The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered on her promise to provide students more information than ever before as they make decisions about their postsecondary education options. Thanks to the groundbreaking redesign of the College Scorecard, students can now find customized, accessible, and relevant data on potential debt and earnings based on fields of study (including for 2-year programs, 4-year degrees, certificate programs, and some graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships. This total Scorecard "rethink," as Secretary DeVos says, builds on President Trump's Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities and will truly help students find the right fit for them.
These updates build on the improvements announced earlier this year, which involved expanding the College Scorecard to include information on 2,100 certificate-granting institutions. The Secretary has encouraged all students to "Rethink Education" and consider the multitude of education options that can lead to success upon graduation.
You can read the full press release here: https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-devos-delivers-promise-provide-students-relevant-actionable-information-needed-make-personalized-education-decisions.
To visit the College Scorecard, go to https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/ or click on the College Scorecard link in the myStudentAid mobile app. Please share this tool with stakeholders in your State.
Sharon Lee Miller
Director, Division of Academic and Technical Education