Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Public University Associations Unveil a New Web Tool for Prospective Students

Magazine article Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Public University Associations Unveil a New Web Tool for Prospective Students

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NEW YORK

A Partnership between the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) has launched College Portrait, a new comprehensive Web resource to help prospective college students and their families compare and contrast U.S. public colleges and universities.

College Portrait is product of the Voluntary System of Accountability project, which is the partnership for which NASULGC and the AASCU have joined forces. The Lumina Foundation for Education has provided funding for the project, which has benefited from the involvement of more than 82 committee members drawn from 70 public colleges and universities.

"College Portrait provides potential students and the public with information about public universities that is accessible and understandable. Our member universities expect to be accountable to the public and to demonstrate that they are good stewards of the resources provided by taxpayers. College Portrait will help accomplish these goals," says Peter McPherson, president of NASULGC.

A Web site providing a summary of College Portrait and the links to participating colleges and universities is available at www. …

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