This week ED updated the College Scorecard website with an annual data refresh that includes newer, updated data from metrics derived from IPEDS and FSA data sources, including cohort default rates. In addition to updating existing metrics, key data changes now include:
-Information about the six largest programs of study at institutions following a program-based or continuous enrollment calendar system were added
-Expanding the universe of institutions to include 1) non-degree granting institutions and 2) institutions with limited Title IV participation (deferment-only institutions).
– A table that details the cost and length of the largest programs offered for institutions following a program-based or continuous enrollment calendar display.
-A graduation and retention section of the school profile now includes 8-year outcome measure data.
-The data section provides a data file with preliminary cumulative loan debt data for college graduates by field of study.