Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Mark Becker today released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of the bipartisan College Transparency Act in the House and Senate.
“We thank the bipartisan sponsors in the House and Senate for the reintroduction of the College Transparency Act. Pursuing a college education can be a significant investment for students and their families and this legislation would empower them to make better-informed decisions on which institutions and programs to attend.
“APLU, the public university community, and many others have called on Congress to lift the ban on student-level data and count all students’ outcomes. The College Transparency Act would enable comprehensive reporting on graduation outcomes, enhance institutional efforts to increase student success, and provide policymakers with key data on student populations such as veterans. We urge Congress to take up this common-sense legislation and provide students and their families critical data for making informed higher education choices. Giving students and their families access to the information they need on higher education is a no-brainer.”