Today, Reps. Paul Mitchell (R-Mich.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), and Josh Harder (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan College Transparency Act to enable students and families to make more informed choices about education after high school.
The College Transparency Act will provide actionable and customizable information for students and families as they consider higher education opportunities by enabling access to student outcomes such as enrollment, completion, and post-college success across colleges and majors, while ensuring the privacy of individual students is securely protected. Most importantly, this information will inform prospective students about how others have succeeded at a particular institution, and help point them towards schools and majors best suited to their unique needs and desired outcomes.
The current college reporting system is overly burdensome on institutions, yet provides little practical information for students and families due to significant gaps in college data reporting. Further, when students make misinformed decisions about where to pursue an education, the student loan crisis is exacerbated and the strength of the American workforce suffers.