College Scorecard Adds New Metrics to Searchable Database

Monday, September 14, 2015

Today the U.S. Department of Education announced changes to the types of data available through their College Scorecard website. Part of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center, College Scorecard was designed to make it easier for students to search for colleges, providing information about each college’s affordability and value to help students make more informed decisions about which college to attend. All schools now include data that speaks to college affordability needs that students and families might have while researching a college that best suits their needs. These new areas include:

  • Cumulative federal debt for graduates
  • Borrowing rates
  • Repayment rates
  • Completion and transfer rates for federally aided students
  • Earnings for federally aided students
  • Flags for institutions under heightened cash monitoring

Students can access College Scorecard from school pages in Iowa College Aid's Higher Education Center or by visiting

Printed from the Iowa College Student Aid Commission website on May 24, 2018 at 11:54pm.