October 2, 2023

White House Releases Online Database of Colleges

The White House recently released a searchable online database with information about every U.S. degree-granting institution. The database, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center, compares a university’s costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, median borrowing and employment with national averages. According to the White House website, the College Scorecard will “help empower students and families with more transparent information about college costs and outcomes, so that they can choose a school that is affordable, best-suited to meet their needs, and consistent with their educational and career goals.”

UMW’s scorecard is available in PDF format or by searching for “University of Mary Washington” on http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.