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White House Unveils College Scorecard; Replaces Ratings Plan

The White House recently announced its new College Scorecard site that has replaced its college ratings plan.  The new site includes new information such as measurements of students’ earnings six and 10 years after they started at a college and data showing the proportion of the college’s students who are repaying their student loans.  However, most of the information on the new Scorecard is already available in existing federal databases, such as College Navigator.

Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Education had receded on the proposed college ratings system tied to federal financial aid, and announced the release of a web-based consumer-facing tool for data intended to allow viewers to compare only two- and four-year institutions, including admissions information, student body make-up, cost of attendance, student earnings and loan repayment rates, and completion rates.

AACOM had concerns with the now debunked college ratings plan and submitted commentsexpressing its concern with the implementation process of the system in terms of data, metrics, and the potential regulatory burden on educational institutions.

House Speaker Boehner Announces Resignation

On September 25, 2015, House Speaker Boehner in a press conference announced he would be resigning in October. The news of his forthcoming departure, which comes amid a rebellion by conservatives in his caucus, took many by surprise.  Congress is quickly approaching a potential shut-down this week due to its failure to pass any fiscal year 2016 federal spending bills.  Majority Leader McCarthy is expected to take the Speaker's gavel, although elections will likely be held.

AACOM had concerns with the now debunked college ratings plan and submitted commentsexpressing its concern with the implementation process of the system in terms of data, metrics, and the potential regulatory burden on educational institutions.

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September 2015
Vol. 9, No. 9