Does anybody know why are some schools not showing up on the College Scorecard (https://collegescorecard.ed.gov) recently released by the Obama administration? For example, why isn't Gateway Community & Technical College in Kentucky showing up?

  • Westpoint is not on there either. – isomorphismes Nov 20 '15 at 15:28

At the present time, the Scorecard site is limited to institutions that predominantly grant 2-year and/or 4-year degrees. The Department of Education is exploring whether and how to add predominantly less-than-two-year schools that offer associate’s or bachelor’s degree programs to the site in future iterations of Scorecard.

  • Note that while these schools are not displayed in the collegescorecard.ed.gov search page, data including earnings data for some of these schools may be available by clicking the download all data link in the data page here collegescorecard.ed.gov/data – Brian1_at_Dept_of_Edu Sep 14 '15 at 15:37
  • may be available? pretty sure this is something that you should be aware of – albert Sep 16 '15 at 1:57
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    The Department recently added institutions to the consumer site such that institutions that predominantly award certificates (PREDDEG=1) are included IF the highest degree awarded is at least an Associate's (HIGHDEG>=2 ) AND the institution offers an associate's or bachelor's degree (CIPxxASSOC>0 OR CIPxxBACHL>0) – Brian1_at_Dept_of_Edu Feb 3 '16 at 15:58

I believe Brian is correct, but also note that this criteria appears to be arbitrary and undocumented. One result is that only 6 of 13 community colleges in Colorado are included in the Scorecard. http://mfeldstein.com/17-of-community-colleges-are-not-included-in-college-scorecard/

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