This U.S. Department of Education blog describes how the College Scorecard was generated, the data that was included and the benefits of the Scorecard.
With a focus on being customer and student-focused, the developers of the College Scorecard talked with groups of high school students to ask them what would help them in their college searches. To be agile, prototypes of examples for smart phones were quickly developed. The article provides more information on how the Scorecard was developed and its usefulness to students and their families on their college choices and decisions.
The College Scorecard is at https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/
Cindy Veenstra, PhD