Googling for Colleges will Show Important Info for Students Up Front

By: Joey Haar - Oct 3, 2016
References: & engadget
Google is attempting to make it easier for young students to decide on colleges by including college scorecards automatically in its search results. In the same way that submitting the keyword "New York weather" brings up a card that shows relevant weather information without having to click on any links, Google will aggregate information about colleges up front in its searches.

The figures on Google's college scorecards come from the US Department of Education's 'College Scorecard' site, ensuring that there are no biases in the information displayed. That information includes things like graduation rate, average total cost with aid, average salary after attending that college, and up to date data on acceptance rates and tuition and fees.

The Google cards are both desktop and mobile friendly, making them easily accessible and digestible for any student.