There is a new website available from the Institute for College Access and Success. The site, called CollegeInSight, allows students to search for information on a variety of topics including Affordability, Economic Diversity, Student Success, Racial and Ethnic Diversity and Enrollment.
The Affordability section allows you to see a number of statistics related to financial aid such as the average debt of graduates,the average percent of need met, the average need based grants and the costs of attendance for each college.
The Student Success section allows you to see the total number of graduates each year, the freshman to sophomore retention rate and the six year graduation rate. This is some great information that students should know about each of the colleges they are considering. The only problem I see is that the statistics for six year graduation rate doesn’t seem to be available for the colleges that I checked.
You can search the website by college, state, size of college, tuition or Pell Grant recipients.
Some of the information at this site is available in other locations but what sets this site apart is the level of detail that it provides in the different categories. I strongly recommend families take a look at this site. How can you improved the design of your website? Check Out This Tutorial – WebDesign499.