The College Transparency Act Explained
If a prospective college student were to look up a school’s graduation rate on the Department of Education’s College Scorecard website, they’d only see graduation rates for first-year college students attending college full time. Newsflash: that only represents 47% of today’s college-going population. This means students looking to transfer schools or attend part-time have no way of knowing if a college has a good track record of helping students like them across the finish line. Pretty absurd, right? Luckily, there’s bipartisan legislation called the College Transparency Act that would provide students more accurate data on completion and post-college outcomes. Our latest video highlights just how inadequate current data are and what Congress can do to create more accessible and accurate information.