Updated College Scorecard available online for researching higher education institutions

The U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard — available at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov — to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive, and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering the typical costs, average student loan amount, students’ ability to repay their loans, and their future earnings.

With so many postsecondary options to consider, it’s important that all prospective students have the information they need to make the best decision possible. These decisions — to pursue a higher education, with which type of degree, and at which institution — all have a lasting impact on students and their futures.