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From Cost To Diversity, What Is The 'Scorecard' For NC's Colleges?

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It may seem like the school year just started, but pretty soon high school seniors and other aspiring college students will start submitting applications for next year’s college enrollment.

A new site from the U.S. Department of Education called the “College Scorecard” gives applicants a look at colleges and universities across the country. The site does not rank the institutions, but offers an in-depth look at annual cost, diversity of the student body, graduation rates and average salary after attending each school. Each of these items is compared to the national average.

Explore the "scorecard" for 124 North Carolina colleges and universities here.

Other features include lists like “30 four-year schools with high graduation rates and low costs” for first-time, full-time students. Two North Carolina schools are featured on this list:

Duke University

  • Graduation Rate (150 percent of normal time to completion): 94.4%
  • Average Net Price for Low-Income Students:  $6,280

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Graduation Rate: 89.7%
  • Price: $6,543

People applying to college can also browse types of financial aid, calculate their aid, and learn about GI Bill benefits.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
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