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College Affordability and Transparency Center The United States Department of Education has launched this website to provide the public with data related to tuition rates, levels of state support for higher education, and cost factors for students and families. - This site provides key outcome measures for 1,576 four-year public and private colleges in the U.S. The website makes it simple to strategically evaluate the performance of colleges and state systems in order to identify areas for further analysis and focus. The website reviews seven key outcomes measures: graduation rates, first-year retention rates, education-related cost per student, cost per degree, student loan default rates and the ratio of student loan payments to earnings for recent graduates. (American Institutes for Research, 2011)...

The European Quality Assurance Register: Enhancing Transparency and Trust in Quality Assurance - EQAR is an information tool supporting the development of the European Higher Education Area by increasing transparency of quality assurance. It will provide a list of credible, reliable and trustworthy quality assurance agencies that operation in line with a common set of principles for quality assurance. (European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education, October 2008)...

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government - The Institute serves as the public policy research arm of the State University of New York. It conducts research on the role of state and local governments in American federalism and on the management and finances of states and localities. This site provides links to various topics, including the Institute’s Higher Education Program, which seeks practical approaches to issues facing colleges and universities. Readers will find synopses of current articles, conferences and presentations, and information on publications....

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) - SHEEO is a nonprofit, nationwide association of the chief executive officers serving statewide coordinating and governing boards of postsecondary education. This site offers multiple publications and Web links on key issue areas in accountability, including individual state accountability reports, order information for reports on accountability and links to additional resources on the topic....

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