Why Finding Out How Much a College Costs Is Harder Than It Looks
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report/PBS NewsHour
As an alternative to regulating institutions with high costs and poor results, the federal government is pushing to make college costs, outcomes, and other information more accessible.
But some of the information being made available through or linked from the College Scorecard, the principal federal higher education consumer website, is inaccessible, inaccurate, or out of date. Much is provided directly by colleges and universities themselves, with few checks on whether it’s correct.