Google has launched a new feature today that will let the users view all the information they need to know about a college directly in the Search. Students typically have to go through the college’s website to find out about student body demographics, tuition costs, and aid possibilities and all other information’s . But now Google pulls all that data to provide stats on the average cost of schooling after student aid is applied, including how that would breaks down by income,also the graduation rates and students’ typical annual income 10 years out of school. Students can also explore enrollment rates, notable alumni, and similar colleges. This only applies to four-year colleges in the US.
Part of the Search data comes from the US Department of Education’s College Scorecard and Integrated Post Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), as Google says. And it also worked with education researchers and nonprofit organizations, high school counselors, and admissions professionals to build this feature. This new features is available on mobile today with some features on desktop.
This new is definitely a great move by Google and will also be great for all the students and others who want to gather information about a college.