Rhodes Participates in Initiative Benefiting College Applicants

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Publication Date: 9/27/2007

Do parents and students have the right information to make the best college choice? Are they getting the best value for their investment?

Rhodes College is among the first schools to participate in the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) designed to provide the information families look for and need to make informed college decisions.

The National Association of Independent College and Universities (NAICU) developed U-CAN which is a free Web resource displaying hundreds of profiles of private colleges and universities. (A similar site for state schools is being developed by two public higher education associations.)

U-CAN doesn’t rank or rate colleges and universities but rather provides common data for schools. That means students and parents can compare the information about Rhodes with that of hundreds of other higher education institutions.

U-CAN is at the forefront of a trend in higher education to be completely transparent about prices and costs. Data presented include tuition and fee trends, the price of attendance, average student debt upon graduation, student demographics, enrollment and admissions statistics, student life information, class size, student faculty ratio, and graduation rates. U-CAN also provides links to campus web sites.

Check it out at http://www.ucan-network.org