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Picture your education
with the College Portrait.

Picking the right college is a big decision. The first step is getting information to help you make the right choice. The College Portrait is a source of basic, comparable information about public colleges and institutions presented in a user-friendly format.

Quickly find a school by name or location. Use the advanced search for specific program requirements or interests as well as what your costs may be to attend.


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Easily narrow your search down to the things that mean the most to you and your family.

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Get involved with the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA). Sign up here to receive updates and information about how you can be a part of the VSA.

The VSA conducts seminars, online workshops and participates in a wide range of institutional research programs and outreach.

About The College Portrait

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