National Comparison of Institutions' Value Added

Choose a metric to put on the horizontal axis and another to put on the vertical axis. See how these metrics are related and how institutions and types of institutions perform. Hover over a state or an institution category to highlight; click on a state or institution category to filter. Click on the "revert all" button at the bottom to reset.

The data on value added come from the Brookings Institution's April 2015 Report, Beyond College Rankings: A Value-Added Approach to Assessing Two- and Four-Year Schools. These data factor in an institution's demographics, selectivity, discipline mix, and other characteristics to evaluate if students who attend an institution have better economic outcomes than they would have had if they enrolled elsewhere: this is the value added. For example, only looking at raw earnings could overvalue a highly selective, elite institution and undervalue an institution enrolling more disadvantaged students.

Additional metrics shown here are from the College Scorecard research dataset published by the U.S. Department of Education.

State averages are weighted based on undergraduate enrollment and only include institutions that were included in the Brookings Institution and College Scorecard research datasets. Not all measures are available for all institutions.