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College Results Online Gets an Update

We’re excited to share an important update to College Results Online, an interactive tool with information on nearly every four-year college or university in the country. By providing data about college graduation rates, net price, and other important characteristics, the tool helps students identify colleges that fit their specific needs and provide them the best chance of earning a degree.

We’ve added two new features that will help users navigate College Results Online’s features and highlight colleges and universities that are not living up to their core public missions of ensuring access for low-income students and graduating students:

  • The tool now tags colleges that fall in the bottom 5 percent of all four-year colleges nationwide for their six-year graduation rates and enrollment of students from working-class and low-income backgrounds.
  • Another new feature is our video tutorial, which walks users through all of the website’s features to identify colleges that are the best fit for students.
  • Test your Higher Ed knowledge by taking this quiz.

Interested in learning more about Ed Trust’s College Results Online? Contact us to order copies of our College Decision Road Map, a step-by-step guide that helps students navigate this interactive Web tool.


Diversity and Grad Rates Set Rutgers-Newark Apart

For years, Rutgers University-Newark struggled with its nontraditional student population. As recently as the 1990s, students reported feeling unwelcome based on their race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual preference. Fast-forward two decades, and Newark has become a haven for nontraditional students of all types, leading to increased overall graduation rates and a black/white gap that is almost negligible. Learn how Rutgers improved its graduation rates.

25 Million Reasons to Become the Change

What will attendees learn at National Conference? Ed Trust President Kati Haycock explains …

Register Now! Ed Trust’s national conference in Baltimore, Nov. 13-14. #EdTrust2014


Ed Trust 2014 National Conference

Improving the American educational system is hard work. Whether you are a teacher wrestling with implementation of Common Core standards, a principal struggling through the initial stages of school turnaround, or an advocate working to keep the legislators in your state from abandoning these new, higher standards, the work is tough. Join us this year in Baltimore, Nov. 13-14, to reinvigorate your spirit and prepare for the work ahead.

José Luis Santos to Serve as Ed Trust’s Vice President for Higher Education Policy and Practice

Jose Luis

WASHINGTON (August 7, 2014) — The Education Trust is pleased to welcome Dr. José Luis Santos as its Vice President for Higher Education Policy and Practice.

Starting with his work as founding executive director of the Latina/o Policy Research Initiative at the University of Arizona, José Luis has a long track record of research, teaching, and advocacy around issues affecting students of color and low-income students in higher education.

NYT Editorial Board Supports 'Tying Federal Aid to College Ratings,' Touts Ed Trust's 'Tough Love'

"College and university leaders have been up in arms since President Obama announced last year that the administration would soon deploy a rating system that evaluates schools based on factors like affordability, graduation rates, student earnings and how well institutions serve low-income students. Mr. Obama wants Congress to use the ratings to help guide the allocation of federal student loans and grants."

Read the article here.

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