Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings

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Moving Forward with Federal College Ratings: Goals, Metrics, and Recommendations

Author

Robert Kelchen (BIO)
Assistant Professor, Education Leadership, Management and Policy
Seton Hall University
Consulting Methodologist, Washington Monthly

Summary

This policy brief describes potential structures for the Obama Administration’s proposed Postsecondary Institutions Ratings System (PIRS), which is expected to rate colleges on measures of access, affordability, and outcomes by 2015-16. The brief discusses key issues and considerations for selecting measures and designing an effective system. It concludes with a set of specific recommendations.

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