Oct 05, 2016 05:40 PM EDT

Google Search Now Features Scorecard For College Application

By jen master
Google Opens New Berlin Office
BERLIN, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 26: A visitor passes the Google logo next to an image of local monuments of the Brandenburg Gate and the Fernsehturm (TV tower) on September 26, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. Although the American company holds 95% of the German search engine market share and already has offices in Hamburg and Munich, its new offices on the prestigious Unter den Linden avenue are its first in the German capital. The Internet giant has been met with opposition in the country recently by the former president's wife, who has sued it based on search results for her name that she considers derogative. The European Commission has planned new data privacy regulations in a country where many residents opted in to have their homes pixeled out when the company introduced its Street View technology.

Students who are looking for a college or university this winter season would surely love Google Search for the new feature it has incorporated for their benefit. Google Search now comes with an authentic College Scorecard which came from the United States Department of Education. Thus, comparing school information is a lot easier making students' life a bit comfy.

Scorecard was specifically designed by Google with the help of students, parents, educators, researchers, policymakers and counselors.

"The College Scorecard has the most comprehensive data ever published about college costs, graduation rates, employment outcomes and student debt for every college. The dataset includes nearly 2,000 elements for more than 7,000 institutions, dating back 18 years," Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. wrote in a Google Blog post.

Scorecard aims to help students and their families to answer college and enrollment questions by providing better information simply by looking at the school which they intend to apply. Scorecard has information about tuition fee, population, potential income and other information to help students make a data-driven selection. According to Sec. King, by next year, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be directing students to the College Scorecard for a more informed college decision.

A report from The Journal said that College Scorecard features more than 7,000 higher education institutions including about 2,000 data points and 18 years worth of information.

"We've simplified the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by making it available earlier and by letting families use the previous year's tax information, rather than making them estimate taxes for the current year," Sec. King wrote. "We're thrilled that starting today you can find college cost, graduation and earnings information from the College Scorecard directly in Google Search. By featuring this data front and center, Google is helping more students and families get the information they need when they need it."

 

 

 

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