Where to Find Data on WSCUC Institutions

We invite you to explore publicly collected, standardized data about WSCUC-accredited institutions. The following federal websites provide user-friendly access to comprehensive national data on higher education institutions, from operations and finance to student success and post-graduation outcomes. 

You can also learn about colleges and universities from the peer review team reports and full commission action letters posted on our website in the directory of institutions. WSCUC promotes transparency by being one of the few accreditors that publishes these important records of institutional review and actions. WSCUC is currently expanding the ways it uses evidence and data in those accreditation reviews for accountability, improvement and beyond. 

 

College Navigator

Department of Education consumer information tool.
https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator

 

College Scorecard

The College Scorecard provides information through an interactive tool.  Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment. 
https://collegescorecard.ed.gov

 

Integrated Postsecondary Education System Data (IPEDS)

Allows access to standardized federally reported data through a variety of tools and download functions.
https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/use-the-data

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA) Cohort Default Rates Site

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on federal student loans and default prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. 
https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA) Heightened Cash Monitoring Site

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) may place institutions on a Heightened Cash Monitoring (HCM) payment method to provide additional oversight of cash management. Heightened Cash Monitoring is a step that FSA can take with institutions to provide additional oversight for financial or federal compliance issues, some of which may be serious and others that may be less troublesome.
https://studentaid.gov/data-center/school/hcm