The College Scorecard API is a GET API that lives at http://api.data.gov/ed/collegescorecard/
The endpoint for querying all data is /v1/schools
Developers may register for an API key at https://api.data.gov/signup.
The basic structure of an API call is year.dev-category.dev-friendly-variable-name.
- The year may be any year of data available (example: 2012), or use the word latest to get the most recent data available from the API. Using the "latest" key will allow your application to access the new data as soon as it is released.
- The school category has no year.
- id, ope6_id, ope8_id and location have no category or year.
All variables are listed in the Data Dictionary.
For guidance on querying the API and extracting results, see the HTTP API documentation.
Sample API Calls
All Data for Boston College
Completion By Race/Ethnicity