College Scorecard Data

Data Insights

Introduction to the Data

Welcome to the College Scorecard Data site.

Here, you can get the data behind the College Scorecard, as well as other data on federal financial aid and earnings information. These data provide insights into the performance of schools eligible to receive federal financial aid, and offer a look at the outcomes of students at those schools.

Download the full files to explore the data for yourself.

Download the Data

Download the data that appear on the College Scorecard, as well as supporting data on student completion, debt and repayment, earnings, and more. The files include data from 1996 through 2016 for all undergraduate degree-granting institutions of higher education. This data was last updated on September 13th, 2016.

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Featured Downloads

These data downloads provide quick access to some of the data in which users may be most interested, including a file that offers the most current data for each element.

Data Documentation

The College Scorecard is designed to increase transparency, putting the power in the hands of the public — from those choosing colleges to those improving college quality — to see how well different schools are serving their students. This documentation provides more on how to use the data, including:

  • Sources of the data
  • The construction of metrics
  • Data considerations and limitations
View the documentation

Outside Organizations Collecting Voluntary Data

Some other organizations have recently launched efforts to collect more accurate data on college completion, remedial education and workforce outcomes.