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The Education Department Joins the College Rankings Game

The U.S. Education Department has unveiled its college affordability website today, including its rankings of the most- and least-expensive colleges. As always with these types of lists, making sense of the formula takes a minute, but it’s encouraging to see the federal government hold colleges accountable by presenting this information to the public. And reporters now can use the Ed Department’s site to find/cite this cost information—a nice alternative to pulling comparable info from lists other media outlets compile.

What do you think of the Ed Department’s new site?

This post originally appeared on EWA’s now-defunct online community, EdMedia Commons. Old content from EMC will appear in the Ed Beat archives.