College Affordability Guide is a new site that helps Georgia students research affordable, not-for-profit colleges with a track record of student success, and was hoping for a minute of your time.
Our team (based in Washington, DC) just finished analyzing over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes. Of course outcomes are subjective, and can be hard to quantify. We focused on graduation/transfer rates and loan default rates, with the idea that completing one’s studies, and being able to pay back one’s loans, together form a reasonable baseline for a worthwhile college experience.
We published the results on our site, CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org, as well as a full description of our methodology. We use some common data sources (like IPEDS & OPE), and some less common ones (like hand-compiled lists of schools that accept DSST and CLEP credit). You can find our resource for Georgia students here: