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Indiana Creates Student ‘Value Index’ While Support Builds For A Federal Student Data System

As tuition prices and student loan debt weigh on the minds of students, they’re paying more attention to the payoff from specific majors or degree programs. But the College Scorecard, the consumer tool the U.S. Department of Education introduced last year, reports only outcomes for a particular college overall and for those students who receive federal financial aid.

That’s because of a ban enacted by the U.S. Congress on afederal student-level data system. So students are left with a broad view of institutions’ results where data is available.