Comment | January 31, 2014

TICAS Comments on Proposed College Ratings System

Comments in response to the Department of Education’s request for feedback on development of the Administration’s proposed college ratings system. We recommend that the Department focus first on designing a system for consumers only; initially apply the ratings system to institutions that primarily grant bachelor’s degrees; rate colleges separately on several key dimensions, including affordability, success, and student support; recognize institutions that serve a disproportionate number of low‐income students well; and allow users to select comparisons groups but always provide national context.

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