Public Invited To Weigh In On Obama’s College-Rating Proposal

Career College Central summary:

  • Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said.
  • The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public sessions held around the country — and the only one in California — to gather input on the president's recently announced agenda to develop a college ratings system to help students select schools with the best bang for their buck.
  • The ratings score card would be developed for the 2015 school year using such measures as the percentage of low-income students receiving federal Pell grants, average tuition and student debt, graduation and transfer rates, and graduate incomes.
  • Other proposals would award more financial aid to students at higher-rated colleges and provide incentives for new cost-saving approaches such as three-year bachelor's degrees and online programs.

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