College Portrait of Undergraduate Education

College Portrait of Undergraduate Education

The College Portrait

Your best education picture.

There’s a lot to learn about colleges and universities, whether you’re looking for a school to attend or for information on how well your local institution is performing. The first step is getting reliable information about what matters most to you. The College Portrait is a source of basic, comparable information designed for anyone to learn more about public 4-year colleges and universities.

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About the College Portrait

The College Portrait was created as part of the Voluntary System of Accountability™, (VSA) - a program designed to provide greater accountability through accessible, transparent, and comparable information.

The College Portrait website is a trustworthy source of basic, comparable information from over 260 public colleges and universities presented in a common, user-friendly format. The website is an information tool for students, families, policy makers, advisors, guidance counselors … or anyone interested in learning more about public colleges and universities! More about the College Portrait.

Each institution’s College Portrait has a variety of information including:

  • Students and Faculty Characteristics
  • Admissions Requirements
  • Campus Safety
  • Future Plans of Graduates
  • Average Class Sizes
  • Exchange rates

And only on a College Portrait can users find a snapshot of student experiences on campus and campus-wide student learning outcomes.

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