January 29, 2015 by Meredith Welch
College Results Online began with only 1,400 four-year colleges and universities, and now we have data on more than 2,300 postsecondary institutions. Ed Trust has added new data as it has become available — like the average net price for low-income students — that allows students and parents to make more informed decisions about which institution provides them with the best value.
More recently, we’ve introduced some new features and resources:
- A video to show users how to get the most out of College Results Online
- Symbols that tag colleges with extremely low graduation rates (what we call “college dropout factories”) and colleges with little socioeconomic diversity (our “engines of inequality”)
- An interactive map that identifies the nation’s lowest performing colleges and institutions
Year after year we mine the data in College Results Online to identify institutions that outperform their peers on a variety of student access, affordability, and success indicators. Despite the additions and tweaks we’ve made over the past 10 years, the data consistently tell the same story: Not all colleges are created equal and what institutions do matters.