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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network
    Descriptive info: .. U-CAN Home.. About U-CAN.. Commonly Asked Questions.. U-CAN Profiles.. Advanced Search.. Profile Locator.. Profiles Awaiting Updates.. Planning to Go to College.. About Private Colleges.. 9 Myths About Private Colleges.. Planning Links Resources.. Info for Institutions.. Overview.. By the Numbers.. FAQ for Participating Institutions.. News Room.. News Releases.. Media Contact.. In the News.. Search Institution.. Institution name.. State.. Choose a state.. AA Military Base.. AE Military Base.. Alabama.. Alaska.. AP Military Base.. Arizona.. Arkansas.. California.. Colorado.. Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Guam.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Puerto Rico.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. US Virgin Islands.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Enter Zip Code:.. Or City and State:.. Home.. Find the College That's Right for You.. Choosing to go to college is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime.. Selecting the college  ...   for 2013.. , students and families say is important to choosing the right college.. Explore the profiles of hundreds of private, nonprofit colleges and universities:.. Browse all U-CAN profiles.. -.. by institution name, state, or affiliation/mission.. Try.. and sort institutions by any of 17 criteria.. View all current.. U-CAN participating colleges and universities.. in a full screen map:.. (Note: This map, is provided free of charge by BatchGeo, a service not affiliated with U-CAN.. ).. Visit U-CAN's.. page for links to resources on where to start your search, exploring colleges, and how to pay for college.. Help Us Make U-CAN Better.. Your input is a key factor in making U-CAN even better.. Take a short survey.. and let us know what you think.. Questions or comments about U-CAN?.. Send us a note.. [.. ] [.. ].. Questions or comments about U-CAN?.. 2009.. National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.. All Rights Reserved.. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our.. Terms of Use.. 1025 Connecticut Ave.. , N.. W.. , Suite 700.. Washington, DC 20036..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - About U-CAN
    Descriptive info: About U-CAN.. The.. University College Accountability Network (U-CAN).. is designed to offer prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information about the nation's private, nonprofit colleges and universities in a common format.. It was developed and is maintained by the.. National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).. Praised.. by admissions counselors, students, policymakers, and consumer groups, U-CAN consists of hundreds of institutional profiles featuring comparable data and links to qualitative campus information.. The profiles are displayed in a common template developed by NAICU and based on consumer feedback.. Through focus groups, students and parents told us the information they most need to make an informed college choice.. Their comments shaped the format and content of the consumer information template, which includes comparable institutional data, and provides many targeted links to the institution's Web site for more detailed information on specific aspects of the institution.. U-CAN is totally free - both to users and to the colleges and universities that choose to participate.. U-CAN profiles also include information identified by policymakers as important for accountability.. Congress and the U.. S.. Department of Education have called for  ...   consumers have easy access to information on net tuition, average loan debt at graduation, and undergraduate class-size for hundreds of colleges.. This information is generally difficult for consumers to find and comes from the U.. Department of Education's IPEDS survey and the Common Data Set.. Consumers also are able to search institutions by a wide array of variables, including tuition, debt at graduation, number of students, graduation rate, city, state, distance from home, affiliation, and more.. And U-CAN's.. "Planning to Go" page.. offers links to key resources on how to prepare for college, find the best fit, and navigate the admissions and financial aid processes.. NAICU created and manages U-CAN in close consultation with the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives, member presidents, and a number of other associations representing independent institutions.. Participation by NAICU member institutions is voluntary, and private colleges do not have to be members of NAICU in order to participate.. U-CAN is one of many consumer information tools available to prospective students and their parents.. More information resources mean better educated consumers and, ultimately, more successful college students.. Updated April 2013..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - Commonly Asked Questions about U-CAN
    Descriptive info: Commonly Asked Questions about U-CAN.. What is U-CAN?.. How many colleges participate?.. What does U-CAN offer?.. Is U-CAN free?.. Does U-CAN have profiles for both private and public institutions?.. Why was U-CAN created?.. What determined U-CAN's content and format?.. Does U-CAN rank institutions?.. Was U-CAN developed to compete with the U.. News rankings?.. How is U-CAN different from U.. News and other commercial college search websites and publications?.. How does U-CAN differ from the U.. Department of Education's College Navigator?.. How does U-CAN differ from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities "College Portrait" information?.. Why doesn't the U-CAN template include learning outcomes measures?.. How often is the site content updated?.. How is U-CAN data standardized across institutions?.. Can a tool like U-CAN, developed by colleges and universities, be trusted to provide consumers with objective and honest information?.. How does U-CAN get noticed in a world filled with well-financed, well-marketed college selection resources?.. U-CAN is a Web-based resource designed to offer students and families concise, consumer-friendly information on private, nonprofit colleges and universities in a common format.. U-CAN was developed and is managed by the.. U-CAN includes information identified by prospective college students, parents, and policymakers as crucial to making a smart college choice and important for institutional transparency and accountability.. It was the first national consumer information tool developed by colleges and universities themselves.. For the first time, hundreds of colleges and universities across the nation are actively collecting and providing consumer information directly to the public in one central location.. As of March 2013, 849 nonprofit, private colleges and universities from 43 states have signed up to participate in U-CAN.. See our.. U-CAN By the Numbers.. section for more statistics about the initiative.. U-CAN helps to make the college selection process more holistic, and more responsive to the interests and priorities of the individual student and their family.. The college and university profiles provide key statistical data complemented by narrative descriptions and subject-specific links to relevant campus Web pages.. Together, this quantitative and qualitative information gives consumers an opportunity to see what sets each college or university apart in nature, mission, and academic and student life features.. The in-depth information in the college and university profiles covers admissions, enrollment, academics, student demographics, graduation rates, most common fields of study, transfer of credit policy, accreditation, faculty information, class size, tuition and fee trends, price of attendance, financial aid, campus housing, student life, and campus safety.. U-CAN also offers consumers easy access to institution-specific information on net tuition, average loan debt at graduation, and undergraduate class-size for hundreds of colleges.. This information, which comes from the U.. Department of Education's IPEDS survey and the Common Data Set, is often difficult for consumers to find and decipher.. Yes.. All the information on the Web site is available to the public at no cost.. There is also no charge for institutions to participate.. A nonprofit effort, U-CAN does not accept advertising or sponsorships.. U-CAN only provides profiles of private, nonprofit colleges and universities.. (Institutions do not have to be NAICU members to participate.. ) A parallel initiative,.. College Portrait.. , provides similar consumer information on public colleges and universities.. It is sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).. A similar effort for two-year colleges, the.. Voluntary Framework of Accountability.. , is under development by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).. During the past decade consumers, Congress, and the U.. Department of Education increasingly called on colleges and universities to prepare and disseminate more consumer-friendly information individuals might use to evaluate colleges - a goal that NAICU strongly supports.. Today, that interest in more accessible and useful consumer information.. has only grown.. College is a substantial investment, and the nation's  ...   and publications?.. U-CAN offers the following unique mix.. The type of information collected and the design of the college and university profiles were shaped by the focus groups with students and parents.. U-CAN collects the information of most use to college seekers from participating institutions, and then reports it in a reader-friendly format.. The profiles are highly "clickable.. " More than two dozen targeted hyperlinks take students to specific pages of an institution's website.. The links and narrative descriptions complement the profile's statistical data, and provide an opportunity to see what makes each college or university unique.. U-CAN is free.. There is no cost to consumers to access the profiles, and no charge for colleges to participate.. U-CAN is nonproft and accepts no advertising or sponsorships.. U-CAN and College Navigator provide similar search options and institutional data points.. U-CAN only includes private, nonprofit colleges, while College Navigator includes private, public and for-profit colleges and universities.. College Navigator is more data-intense, while U-CAN offers a simplified, visually-appealing design.. Its colorful charts and graphs allow for quick comparisons between institutions, and allow users to get to the information they need more easily.. U-CAN also provides links to targeted sections of college websites, where users can find additional institution-specific information.. How does U-CAN differ from the "College Portrait" information?.. Actually the two services are quite similar.. College Portrait requires participating colleges to provide student learning outcomes, and specifies which measures institutions must use.. While outcome measures that institutions find significant can be included in their profiles, U-CAN does not specify those measures.. NAICU believes there is no single learning outcomes measure - or set of measures - broad-based enough to be used across all of the types of institutions and the academic fields of study that comprise private nonprofit higher education.. This makes it impossible to provide outcomes data with the kind of comparability that is the bedrock of U-CAN.. We do, however, encourage U-CAN institutions to provide consumers with appropriate assessment, outcomes, and success measures through links to that sort of information on their institutional Web pages.. Data provided by participating colleges and universities are updated annually.. The most recent update was completed in February 2013.. The next update will began in December 2013, and all profiles updated for 2014 will be posted to the U-CAN site in late February 2014.. Since it is important to have comparability across U-CAN profiles, participating institutions are asked to follow guidelines regarding the specific year and source for data elements.. When consumers compare U-CAN profiles for various institutions, it is critical that they be able to view data from the same year.. By clicking on the "?" buttons throughout an institution's profile, consumers can view drop-down boxes with details on the data sources used.. An extensive and detailed set of directions for institutions' use in entering their data also helps assure comparability.. If consumers, Congress, and the administration were to decide that the information on U-CAN is self-serving and of little value, the likely alternative well might be new federal reporting mandates.. It is in the enlightened self-interest of colleges and universities to provide accurate information.. Among the statistics reported on U-CAN are list price, five-year tuition trends, and average loan debt at graduation - figures that, at their best, are hardly self-serving.. Some 2.. 6 million individuals have visited the U-CAN site through early 2013.. NAICU coordinates an ambitious and ongoing grassroots communication effort that encourages participating institutions to reach out to local high schools, parents, news media, and community groups.. U-CAN is also visible through online media, including targeted ads on Google and Facebook, and a presence on Wikipedia and social network sites.. Basically, we've harnessed the very powerful communications tool of word-of-mouth.. As those who visit the U-CAN site find it useful, they tell others, and traffic to the site continues to grow..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - U-CAN Profiles
    Descriptive info: U-CAN Profiles.. Take your U-CAN search to the next level.. Check out the new Advanced Search page.. List by:.. Institution.. State.. Affiliation/Mission.. A.. B.. C.. D.. E.. F.. G.. H.. I.. J.. K.. L.. M.. N.. O.. P.. Q.. R.. S.. T.. V.. W.. X.. Y.. Abilene Christian University.. Abilene, TX.. Adelphi University.. Garden City, NY.. Adler School of Professional Psychology.. Chicago, IL.. Adventist University of Health Sciences.. Orlando, FL.. Agnes Scott College.. Decatur, GA.. Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.. Albany, NY.. Albertus Magnus College.. New Haven, CT.. Albion College.. Albion, MI.. Albright College.. Reading, PA.. Allegheny College.. Meadville, PA.. Allen College.. (Not updated).. Waterloo, IA.. Alliant International University.. San Diego, CA.. Alma College.. Alma, MI.. Alvernia University.. Alverno College.. Milwaukee, WI.. American Jewish University.. Los Angeles, CA.. American University.. Washington, DC.. Amridge University.. Montgomery, AL.. Anderson University.. Anderson, IN.. Andrew College.. Cuthbert, GA.. Anna Maria College.. Paxton, MA.. Aquinas College.. Grand Rapids, MI.. Ashland University.. Ashland, OH.. Assumption College.. Worcester, MA.. Augsburg College.. Minneapolis, MN.. Augustana College.. Rock Island, IL.. Sioux Falls, SD.. Austin College.. Sherman, TX.. Averett University.. Danville, VA.. Avila University.. Kansas City, MO.. Azusa Pacific University.. Azusa, CA.. Babson College.. Babson Park, MA.. Baker University.. Baldwin City, KS.. Baldwin Wallace University.. Berea, OH.. Baptist Bible College and Seminary.. Clarks Summit, PA.. Baptist College of Health Sciences.. Memphis, TN.. Bard College.. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.. Barry University.. Miami Shores, FL.. Bastyr University.. Kenmore, WA.. Bates College.. Lewiston, ME.. Baylor University.. Waco, TX.. Bellarmine University.. Louisville, KY.. Belmont University.. Nashville, TN.. Benedictine College.. Atchison, KS.. Benedictine University.. Lisle, IL.. Bennett College for Women.. Greensboro, NC.. Bentley University.. Waltham, MA.. Berea College.. Berea, KY.. Berry College.. Mount Berry, GA.. Bethany College.. Lindsborg, KS.. Bethany, WV.. Bethany Lutheran College.. Mankato, MN.. Bethel College.. Mishawaka, IN.. North Newton, KS.. Bethel University.. St.. Paul, MN.. Biola University.. La Mirada, CA.. Birmingham-Southern College.. Birmingham, AL.. Blackburn College.. Carlinville, IL.. Bluffton University.. Bluffton, OH.. Boston College.. Chestnut Hill, MA.. Bowdoin College.. Brunswick, ME.. Brenau University.. Gainesville, GA.. Bridgewater College.. Bridgewater, VA.. Brown University.. Providence, RI.. Bryan College.. Dayton, TN.. Bryant University.. Smithfield, RI.. Bryn Athyn College of the New Church.. Bryn Athyn, PA.. Bryn Mawr College.. Bryn Mawr, PA.. Bucknell University.. Lewisburg, PA.. Buena Vista University.. Storm Lake, IA.. Butler University.. Indianapolis, IN.. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.. Concord, NC.. Cabrini College.. Radnor, PA.. Cairn University.. Langhorne, PA.. Caldwell University.. Caldwell, NJ.. California Baptist University.. Riverside, CA.. California College of the Arts.. San Francisco, CA.. California Institute of Technology.. Pasadena, CA.. California Lutheran University.. Thousand Oaks, CA.. Calvin College.. Campbellsville University.. Campbellsville, KY.. Cardinal Stritch University.. Carleton College.. Northfield, MN.. Carlow University.. Pittsburgh, PA.. Carroll University.. Waukesha, WI.. Carson-Newman University.. Jefferson City, TN.. Carthage College.. Kenosha, WI.. Catawba College.. Salisbury, NC.. Cazenovia College.. Cazenovia, NY.. Cedar Crest College.. Allentown, PA.. Cedarville University.. Cedarville, OH.. Centenary College.. Hackettstown, NJ.. Centenary College of Louisiana.. Shreveport, LA.. Central College.. Pella, IA.. Central Methodist University.. Fayette, MO.. Centre College.. Danville, KY.. Champlain College.. Burlington, VT.. Chapman University.. Orange, CA.. Chatham University.. Chestnut Hill College.. Philadelphia, PA.. Claremont McKenna College.. Claremont, CA.. Clark Atlanta University.. Atlanta, GA.. Clark University.. Clarke University.. Dubuque, IA.. Clarkson University.. Potsdam, NY.. Coe College.. Cedar Rapids, IA.. Coker College.. Hartsville, SC.. Colby College.. Waterville, ME.. Colgate University.. Hamilton, NY.. College for Creative Studies.. Detroit, MI.. The College of Idaho.. Caldwell, ID.. College of Mount Saint Vincent.. Riverdale, NY.. College of Mount St.. Joseph.. Cincinnati, OH.. College of Saint Benedict.. Joseph, MN.. College of Saint Elizabeth.. Morristown, NJ.. College of Saint Rose.. College of St.. Scholastica.. Duluth, MN.. College of the Atlantic.. Bar Harbor, ME.. College of the Holy Cross.. The College of Wooster.. Wooster, OH.. Colorado College.. Colorado Springs, CO.. Columbia College.. Columbia, SC.. Columbia University.. New York, NY.. Columbus College of Art and Design.. Columbus, OH.. Concordia College.. Bronxville, NY.. Moorhead, MN.. Concordia University.. Seward, NE.. Concordia University.. Austin, TX.. Concordia University Wisconsin.. Mequon, WI.. Concordia University, St.. Paul.. Saint Paul, MN.. Connecticut College.. New London, CT.. Converse College.. Spartanburg, SC.. The Cooper Union.. Corban University.. Salem, OR.. Cornell College.. Mount Vernon, IA.. Cornell University.. Ithaca, NY.. Cottey College.. Nevada, MO.. Covenant College.. Lookout Mountain, GA.. Creighton University.. Omaha, NE.. Culver-Stockton College.. Canton, MO.. D'Youville College.. Buffalo, NY.. Daemen College.. Amherst, NY.. Dallas Baptist University.. Dallas, TX.. Dallas Christian College.. Dartmouth College.. Hanover, NH.. Dean College.. Franklin, MA.. Delaware College of Art and Design.. Wilmington, DE.. Delaware Valley College.. Doylestown, PA.. Denison University.. Granville, OH.. DePaul University.. DePauw University.. Greencastle, IN.. DeSales University.. Center Valley, PA.. Dickinson College.. Carlisle, PA.. Doane College.. Crete, NE.. Dominican College.. Orangeburg, NY.. Dominican University.. River Forest, IL.. Dominican University of California.. San Rafael, CA.. Donnelly College.. Kansas City, KS.. Drake University.. Des Moines, IA.. Drew University.. Madison, NJ.. Drexel University.. Duke University.. Durham, NC.. Duquesne University.. Earlham College.. Richmond, IN.. East Texas Baptist University.. Marshall, TX.. Eastern Mennonite University.. Harrisonburg, VA.. Eastern University.. Saint Davids, PA.. Ecclesia College.. Springdale, AR.. Eckerd College.. Petersburg, FL.. Edgewood College.. Madison, WI.. Elizabethtown College.. Elizabethtown, PA.. Elizabethtown College - School of Continuing and Professional Studies.. Elmhurst College.. Elmhurst, IL.. Elon University.. Elon, NC.. Emmanuel College.. Boston, MA.. Emory & Henry College.. Emory, VA.. Eureka College.. Eureka, IL.. Fairfield University.. Fairfield, CT.. Fairleigh Dickinson University.. Madison and Teaneck, NJ.. Felician College.. Lodi, NJ.. Ferrum College.. Ferrum, VA.. Fisher College.. Flagler College.. Augustine, FL.. Florida Institute of Technology.. Melbourne, FL.. Florida Memorial University.. Miami Gardens, FL.. Fordham University.. Bronx, NY.. Franklin & Marshall College.. Lancaster, PA.. Franklin College.. Franklin, IN.. Franklin Pierce University.. Rindge, NH.. Fresno Pacific University.. Fresno, CA.. Friends University.. Wichita, KS.. Furman University.. Greenville, SC.. Gannon University.. Erie, PA.. George Fox University.. Newberg, OR.. George Washington University.. Georgetown College.. Georgetown, KY.. Georgetown University.. Georgian Court University.. Lakewood, NJ.. Gettysburg College.. Gettysburg, PA.. Golden Gate University..  ...   Ohio Northern University.. Ada, OH.. Ohio Wesleyan University.. Delaware, OH.. Oklahoma Baptist University.. Shawnee, OK.. Otis College of Art and Design.. Westchester, CA.. Ottawa University.. Ottawa, KS.. Our Lady of the Lake University.. San Antonio, TX.. Our Lady of the Lake College.. Baton Rouge, LA.. Pace University.. Pacific Lutheran University.. Tacoma, WA.. Pacific Oaks College.. Pacific Union College.. Angwin, CA.. Palm Beach Atlantic University.. West Palm Beach, FL.. Park University.. Parkville, MO.. Peirce College.. Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.. Pepperdine University.. Malibu, CA.. Philander Smith College.. Little Rock, AR.. Piedmont College.. Demorest, GA.. Point Park University.. Point University.. West Point, GA.. Pomona College.. Presbyterian College.. Clinton, SC.. Presentation College.. Aberdeen, SD.. Princeton University.. Princeton, NJ.. Providence College.. Quincy University.. Quincy, IL.. Quinnipiac University.. Hamden, CT.. Randolph College.. Randolph-Macon College.. Ashland, VA.. Reed College.. Regis College.. Weston, MA.. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.. Troy, NY.. Rhode Island School of Design.. Rhodes College.. Rice University.. Rider University.. Lawrenceville, NJ.. Ripon College.. Ripon, WI.. Roanoke College.. Salem, VA.. Robert Morris University.. Moon Township, PA.. Roberts Wesleyan College.. Rochester Institute of Technology.. Rocky Mountain College.. Billings, MT.. Roger Williams University.. Bristol, RI.. Rollins College.. Winter Park, FL.. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.. Terre Haute, IN.. Rosemont College.. Rosemont, PA.. Sacred Heart University.. The Sage Colleges.. Ambrose University.. Davenport, IA.. Saint Anselm College.. Manchester, NH.. Bonaventure University.. Bonaventure, NY.. Saint Edward's University.. Francis College.. Brooklyn, NY.. Saint Francis University.. Loretto, PA.. John Fisher College.. John's College, Annapolis.. Annapolis, MD.. John's College, Santa Fe.. Santa Fe, NM.. John's University.. Queens, NY.. Saint John's University.. Collegeville, MN.. Saint Joseph's University.. Canton, NY.. Saint Leo University.. Saint Leo, FL.. Saint Louis University.. Luke's College.. Saint Martin's University.. Lacey, WA.. Saint Mary's College.. Notre Dame, IN.. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.. Winona, MN.. Saint Michael's College.. Colchester, VT.. Norbert College.. DePere, WI.. Olaf College.. Saint Peter's University.. Jersey City, NJ.. Saint Vincent College.. Latrobe, PA.. Salve Regina University.. Newport, RI.. Samford University.. San Francisco Art Institute.. San Francisco Conservatory of Music.. Santa Clara University.. Santa Clara, CA.. Sarah Lawrence College.. Savannah College of Art and Design.. Savannah, GA.. Schreiner University.. Kerrville, TX.. Scripps College.. Seattle Pacific University.. Seattle, WA.. Seattle University.. Seton Hall University.. South Orange, NJ.. Seton Hill University.. Greensburg, PA.. Sewanee: The University of the South.. Sewanee, TN.. Shenandoah University.. Winchester, VA.. Shimer College.. Simmons College.. Simpson College.. Indianola, IA.. Simpson University.. Redding, CA.. Skidmore College.. Saratoga Springs, NY.. Smith College.. Northampton, MA.. Southeastern Bible College.. Southern Adventist University.. Collegedale, TN.. Southern Methodist University.. Southwest Baptist University.. Bolivar, MO.. Southwestern College.. Winfield, KS.. Southwestern University.. Georgetown, TX.. Spartanburg Methodist College.. Spring Arbor University.. Spring Arbor, MI.. Spring Hill College.. Mobile, AL.. Stanford University.. Stanford, CA.. Sterling College.. Craftsbury Common, VT.. Stetson University.. Deland, FL.. Stevens Institute of Technology.. Hoboken, NJ.. Stevenson University.. Stevenson, MD.. Stonehill College.. North Easton, MA.. Suffolk University.. Susquehanna University.. Selinsgrove, PA.. Swarthmore College.. Swarthmore, PA.. Sweet Briar College.. Sweet Briar, VA.. Syracuse University.. Tennessee Wesleyan College.. Athens, TN.. Texas Christian University.. Fort Worth, TX.. Texas Lutheran University.. Seguin, TX.. Texas Wesleyan University.. Thomas Aquinas College.. Santa Paula, CA.. Thomas More College.. Crestview Hills, KY.. Toccoa Falls College.. Toccoa Falls, GA.. Transylvania University.. Lexington, KY.. Trevecca Nazarene University.. Trine University.. Angola, IN.. Trinity College.. Hartford, CT.. Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences.. Trinity University.. Tufts University.. Medford, MA.. Union College.. Lincoln, NE.. Schenectady, NY.. Union Institute & University.. Union University.. University of Bridgeport.. Bridgeport, CT.. University of Charleston.. Charleston, WV.. University of Chicago.. University of Dallas.. Irving, TX.. University of Dayton.. Dayton, OH.. University of Denver.. University of Detroit Mercy.. University of Evansville.. Evansville, IN.. The University of Findlay.. Findlay, OH.. University of the Incarnate Word.. University of Indianapolis.. University of La Verne.. La Verne, CA.. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.. Belton, TX.. University of Miami.. Coral Gables, FL.. University of Mobile.. University of New Haven.. West Haven, CT.. University of Notre Dame.. University of Pennsylvania.. University of Pikeville.. Pikeville, KY.. University of Portland.. University of Puget Sound.. University of Redlands.. Redlands, CA.. University of Richmond.. Richmond, VA.. University of Rochester.. University of Saint Francis.. University of St.. Francis.. Joliet, IL.. University of Saint Joseph.. West Hartford, CT.. University of Saint Mary.. Leavenworth, KS.. Thomas.. University of San Diego.. University of San Francisco.. University of Scranton.. University of Southern California.. University of Tampa.. Tampa, FL.. The University of the Arts.. University of the Cumberlands.. Williamsburg, KY.. University of the Pacific.. Stockton, CA.. University of Tulsa.. Tulsa, OK.. Ursinus College.. Collegeville, PA.. Ursuline College.. Utica College.. Utica, NY.. Valparaiso University.. Valparaiso, IN.. Vanderbilt University.. VanderCook College of Music.. Vassar College.. Poughkeepsie, NY.. Vermont College of Fine Arts.. Montpelier, VT.. Villanova University.. Villanova, PA.. Viterbo University.. LaCrosse, WI.. Wagner College.. Staten Island, NY.. Wake Forest University.. Winston-Salem, NC.. Walla Walla University.. College Place, WA.. Walsh College.. Troy, MI.. Warner Pacific College.. Warren Wilson College.. Asheville, NC.. Wartburg College.. Waverly, IA.. Washington & Jefferson College.. Washington, PA.. Washington and Lee University.. Lexington, VA.. Washington College.. Chestertown, MD.. Washington University in St.. Wayland Baptist University.. Plainview, TX.. Waynesburg University.. Waynesburg, PA.. Webb Institute.. Glen Cove, NY.. Webster University.. Welch College.. Wells College.. Aurora, NY.. Wesleyan College.. Wesleyan University.. Middletown, CT.. West Virginia Wesleyan College.. Buckhannon, WV.. Westminster College.. New Wilmington, PA.. Salt Lake City, UT.. Fulton, MO.. Wheaton College.. Norton, MA.. Wheaton, IL.. Wheeling Jesuit University.. Wheeling, WV.. Wheelock College.. Whitman College.. Walla Walla, WA.. Whittier College.. Whittier, CA.. Whitworth University.. Widener University.. Chester, PA.. Wiley College.. Wilkes University.. Willamette University.. William Jessup University.. Rocklin, CA.. William Jewell College.. Liberty, MO.. William Peace University.. Williams College.. Williamstown, MA.. Wilson College.. Chambersburg, PA.. Wingate University.. Wingate, NC.. Wisconsin Lutheran College.. Wofford College.. Woodbury University.. Burbank, CA.. Worcester Polytechnic Institute.. Xavier University.. Xavier University of Louisiana.. York College of Pennsylvania.. York, PA.. Young Harris College.. Young Harris, GA..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - Advanced Search
    Descriptive info: Is the private college or university you re looking for not here?.. Click here to let them know you d like to see them on U-CAN!.. Name of School.. Zip Code.. Radius.. Any.. 5 miles.. 25 miles.. 50 miles.. 100 miles.. 150 miles.. 200 miles.. More than 200 miles.. Degrees Offered.. Associate's Degree.. Bachelor's Degree.. Master's Degree.. Doctoral Degree.. Religious Affiliation.. All.. Advent Christian Church.. African Methodist Episcopal.. African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.. Alabama Baptist State Convention.. American Baptist.. American Evangelical Lutheran Church.. American Lutheran.. American Lutheran And Lutheran Church In America.. American Missionary Association.. Assemblies Of God Church.. Baptist.. Brethren Church.. Brethren In Christ Church.. Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).. Christian Churches Churches of Christ.. Christian Methodist Episcopal.. Christian Reformed Church.. Church Of Christ.. Church Of God.. Church Of God in Christ.. Church Of God Of Prophecy.. Church Of New Jerusalem.. Church Of The Brethren.. Church Of The Nazarene.. Churches Of Christ.. Cumberland Presbyterian.. Evangelical Congregational Church.. Evangelical Covenant Church of Amer.. Evangelical Free Church Of America.. Evangelical Lutheran Church.. Evangelical Lutheran Church In America.. Evangelical Lutheran Synod.. Federal (Not Used).. Fellowships Of Grace Brethren Churches.. Free Methodist.. Free  ...   In America.. Proprietary (Not Used).. Protestant Episcopal.. Reformed Church In America.. Reformed Episcopal Church.. Reformed Presbyterian Church.. Reorganized Latter-Day Saints Church.. Roman Catholic.. Roman Catholic - Jesuit.. Russian Orthodox.. Seventh Day Baptist Church.. Seventh-day Adventist.. Southern Baptist.. State (Not Used).. State Related (Not Used).. State/Local (Not Used).. The Christian And Missionary Alliance.. Tribal Control.. Unification Church.. Unitarian Universalist.. United Brethren Church.. United Church Of Christ.. United Methodist.. United Presbyterian, U.. Wesleyan Church.. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.. Young Men's Christian Association.. Organization Category.. Historically Black Colleges and Universities.. Women's Colleges.. Percentage of Applicants Admitted.. 5%.. 10%.. 20%.. 30%.. 40%.. 50%.. 60%.. 70%.. 80%.. 90%.. 100%.. to.. Tuition & Fees.. $500.. $1,000.. $5,000.. $10,000.. $15,000.. $20,000.. $25,000.. $30,000.. $35,000.. $40,000.. $45,000.. $50,000.. $55,000.. $60,000.. Average Undergraduate Loans Owed At Graduation.. Percentage of Freshmen on Campus.. 55%.. 65%.. 75%.. 85%.. 95%.. Student Enrollment.. Full-Time.. Undergraduates.. Graduates.. Doctoral.. Part-Time.. Test Scores.. SAT.. ACT.. SAT Critical Reading.. (Minimum 20) to.. (Maximum 760).. SAT Mathematics.. SAT Writing.. ACT English.. (Minimum 1) to.. (Maximum 36).. ACT Mathematics.. ACT Reading.. ACT Science.. Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year.. Percentage of Students Who Graduate.. Within.. 4 years.. 5 years.. 6 years..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - Profile Locator
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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - Profiles Awaiting Updates
    Descriptive info: The U-CAN profiles for these institutions have not yet been updated for 2013.. When you view these profiles, keep in mind that the information is a year older than for the.. majority of U-CAN profiles.. that.. have.. been updated with new information for the current year..

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  • Title: NAICU - Planning to Go to College
    Descriptive info: Planning to Go to College.. To assist with some of these decisions, U-CAN has assembled a resource kit that includes:..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - About Private Colleges
    Descriptive info: America s 1,600 private colleges and universities are.. DIVERSE.. in their depth and variety in their students, mission, academic offerings, and tuition levels.. America s 1,600 private, nonprofit colleges and universities enroll some 3.. 7 million students who are pursing degrees in nearly 1,000 fields of study.. The ethnic and racial diversity across private four-year colleges and universities is comparable to students enrolled at public four-year universities.. Regardless of socio-economic background and academic preparation, most students are as likely to earn their bachelor s degree in four years at a private college or university as they are in six years at a public institution.. AFFORDABLE.. as a result of generous financial aid programs, which often include sizeable grants from the institutions own funds.. And in today s economy, more than ever, private colleges are working to contain costs, improve efficiency, and ensure that students graduate on time all while keeping tuition as low as possible without compromising educational quality.. Finances need not be a barrier to a private college education for any student.. Highly.. PERSONAL.. experiences marked by faculty who care about students as individuals; a wide array of counseling and guidance services; and a warm community of students, faculty, and staff who respect and support each other.. Students at private, nonprofit colleges and universities typically enjoy a lower student-to-faculty ratio meaning smaller classes than at many state colleges and universities.. Nearly 30 percent of four-year private colleges and universities have a total undergraduate enrollment of fewer than 1,000 students.. INVOLVED.. in the world beyond the classroom and campus in  ...   pursuing higher education whether coming directly out of high school, returning as an older degree student, or improving career skills part-time while continuing to work.. Many offer weekend and evening classes for working adults, satellite campuses close to where students live or work, and online course offerings with or without an on-campus or in-class component.. Whatever students expectations and needs, the real measure of their college education is how.. SUCCESSFUL.. they become.. That means far more than just salaries or status.. The greatest success that private college graduates achieve may lie in the social, ethical, reasoning, and leadership skills they gain through the caring, supportive environment they find on campus.. In learning to think critically and communicate effectively, and by approaching learning as an ongoing quest, private college students develop the abilities that will serve them well wherever life may take them.. Private colleges enroll nearly 20 percent of all college students yet award nearly 30 percent of all degrees.. In 2011, two thirds of the American Rhodes Scholars and 60 percent of the U.. Student Fulbright Fellows were from private colleges and universities.. Studies show that private college students are far more likely to get their degrees in four years than students at public institutions.. Among all those receiving bachelor s degrees a four-year colleges and universities, nearly 80 percent of private college students were able to earn their degrees in four years or less, compared to just under 50 percent at public colleges.. For more information about private colleges, please download.. :.. Independent Colleges and Universities: A National Profile..

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  • Title: U-CAN:University and College Accountability Network - 9 Myths About Private Colleges
    Descriptive info: 9 Myths about Private Nonprofit Higher Education.. from.. NAICU.. on.. Vimeo.. Myth 1:.. Pr.. ivate colleges are not affordable.. Myth 2:.. Federal student aid drives up college costs.. Myth 3:.. Private colleges lack diversity and only enroll, wealthy, traditional students.. Myth 4:.. Many college graduates leave school with more than $100,000 in debt.. Myth 5:.. A college degree is no longer a good investment.. Myth 6:.. Fewer students are choosing to attend private colleges.. Myth 7:.. All private colleges have billion-dollar endowments.. Myth 8:.. Private colleges are not innovative or flexible.. Myth 9:.. Private colleges are not transparent or accountable.. Myth 1: Private colleges.. *.. are not affordable.. Reality:.. Because of generous institutional student aid policies, private colleges.. remain affordable to students from all backgrounds.. In 2013-14, average net tuition and fees at private four-year colleges is $12,460, less than half of the average published tuition and fees of $30,090.. On average, full-time undergraduates at private four-year colleges receive an estimated $17,630 in grant aid from all sources and tax benefits.. [1].. Average inflation-adjusted net tuition and fees (published tuition and fees minus grant aid from all sources and federal higher education tax benefits) at private colleges dropped 8.. 0 percent from 2008-09 to 2013-14.. [2].. Seventy-eight percent of students who received a bachelor s degree from a four-year private college were able to complete it in four years, compared to 60 percent of graduates at state institutions.. [3].. Because students at private colleges graduate faster than their peers at public universities, they are more likely to avoid extra years of tuition and begin their careers earlier.. Myth 2: Federal student aid drives up college costs.. The myth that federal student aid drives up college tuition has been refuted by empirical evidence and by the real-world actions of colleges and universities.. Leading higher education economists,.. [4].. as well as federal studies conducted under the Clinton, Bush and Obama presidencies,.. [5].. have found no causal relationship between increases in federal student aid and tuition.. Over the past four years, private colleges have slowed annual tuition increases to the lowest rates seen in at least four decades.. In 2013-14, published tuition and fees at independent institutions grew an average of 3.. 6 percent the second consecutive year that the rate has been below 4 percent.. [6].. Adjusted for inflation, published tuition increases at private colleges have decreased every decade since 1983.. [7].. It costs colleges money to educate students.. When a student comes to college with outside resources, whether it s from parents or federal assistance, a college has to raise less money through tuition dollars to educate that student.. Myth 3: Private colleges lack diversity and only enroll wealthy, traditional students.. Students at private colleges are as racially/ethnically and economically diverse as their peers at four-year public universities.. Many older, working, and part-time students attend independent institutions.. The percentage of full-time, full-year, dependent, minority student undergraduates at four-year private colleges is equal to that at four-year public institutions (26 percent).. African American Private colleges: 11 percent; Public colleges: 12 percent.. Asian Private colleges: 8 percent; Public colleges: 8 percent.. American Indian/Alaskan Native Private colleges: 1 percent; Public colleges: 1 percent.. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Private colleges: 1 percent; Public colleges: 1 percent.. Multi-racial Private colleges: 5 percent; Public colleges 4 percent.. [8].. Our colleges enroll similar percentages of full-time, full-year, dependent undergraduate students from low-, middle-, and upper-income families as four-year public colleges.. [9].. Less than $25k Private colleges: 14 percent; Public colleges: 18 percent.. $25k - $49k Private colleges: 17 percent; Public colleges: 18 percent.. $50k - $74k Private colleges: 16 percent; Public colleges: 17 percent.. $75k - $99k Private colleges: 16 percent; Public colleges: 15 percent.. $100k and higher Private colleges: 39 percent; Public colleges: 33 percent.. More than a quarter of students at four-year private colleges are 25 or older, 13 percent are part-time, 13 percent are married, and 3 percent are veterans equivalent percentages to public four-year college enrollment.. [10].. Myth 4: Many college graduates leave school with more than $100,000 in debt.. The overwhelming majority of college borrowers have manageable loan levels.. In 2012, 40% of borrowers (undergraduate and graduate students across all sectors of higher education) owed less than $10,000; 70% owed less than $25,000; and 88% owed less than $50,000.. [11].. Only 4 percent of all borrowers (undergraduate and graduate students across all sectors of higher education) have student debt of $100,000 or more.. [12].. Average debt.. per borrower.. among all bachelor degree recipients at private colleges in 2011-12 was $29,900 compared to $25,000 at public universities.. [13].. Myth 5: A college degree is no longer a good investment.. Over the course of an individual's lifetime, a college degree is still the best investment a person can make for themselves and their community.. By 2020, almost 2/3 of American jobs (65 percent) will require some form of postsecondary education and training beyond high school..  ...   Independent higher education s spirit of innovation, creativity, and adaptability has allowed it to thrive for hundreds of years through major changes in American society and the higher education marketplace.. Myth 9: Private colleges are not transparent or accountable.. Through federal and state regulatory and reporting requirements, the accreditation process, and broad dissemination of consumer information, private colleges are held accountable to students, policymakers, and taxpayers.. In general, all aspects of a college are regulated.. As nonprofit entities, private colleges come under specific IRS rules on governance and fiscal transparency, including widely available 990 forms that provide public disclosure of a range of institutional activities.. [28].. Accreditation by an agency approved by the U.. Department of Education is a condition for participation in federal student aid programs.. Accreditation requires intensive and highly- structured examinations of the financial health and academic quality of entire institutions and individual academic programs.. Since 2007, more than 800 private colleges and universities from 43 states have voluntarily signed up to participate in the NAICU-created, consumer-based.. University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN).. initiative.. Institutional profiles provide 47 information points across admissions, enrollment, graduation rates, price of attendance, financial aid, loan debt, and other areas and give 26 links to specific pages of an institution s website.. [29].. * When used in this document, private colleges and independent institutions refer specifically to private nonprofit colleges and universities.. Download The PDF.. Sources.. [1] College Board,.. Trends in College Pricing 201.. 3.. , October 2013, figure 11, page 21.. [2] College Board,.. 3, October 2013, figure 11, page 21.. [3] U.. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics,.. Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS:04/09).. , November 2011.. [4].. Why student aid is NOT driving up college costs.. , Washington Post, June 1, 2012.. [5] Government Accountability Office,.. Federal Student Loans: Patterns in Tuition, Enrollment, and Federal Stafford Loan Borrowing Up to the 2007-08 Loan Limit Increase.. , May 2011; U.. Study of College Costs and Prices 1988-89 to 1997-98, Vol.. 1.. , December 2001; National Commission on the Cost of Higher Education,.. Straight Talk about College Costs Prices.. , February 1998.. [6] National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities,.. Annual Tuition Survey.. , October, 2013.. [7] College Board,.. Trends in College Pricing 2013.. , October 2013, figure 4, page 14.. [8] U.. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, NPSAS: 2012.. Data represents full-time, full-year, non-transfer, dependent undergraduates by race/ethnicity census categories enrolled at four-year colleges and universities.. Analysis by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.. [9] U.. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011-12 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:12), August 20, 2013 release.. Data represents parents income for undergraduate full-time, full-year, non-transfer, dependent students at four-year colleges and universities.. [10] U.. Data represents all undergraduate students part-time, full-time, dependent and independent.. [11] Postsecondary National Policy Institute, Meta Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of New York,.. Student Debt Overview.. , August 14, 2013.. [12] Postsecondary National Policy Institute, Meta Brown, Federal Reserve Bank of New York,.. [13] College Board,.. Trends in Student Aid 2013.. , October 2013, figures 10A and 10B, page 21.. [14] Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce,.. Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.. June 26, 2013.. [15] U.. Bureau of labor Statistics,.. Earnings and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment: Median weekly Earnings in 2012.. , October 2013.. [16] National Association of Colleges and Employers,.. NACE Salary Survey.. , September 2013.. [17] U.. Bureau of Labor Statistics,.. Employment Situation Summary.. , February 2013.. [18] Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce,.. The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm.. , August 2012.. [19] U.. Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2011; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2011; and Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2003-2008: First Look (Provisional Data).. , December 2012;.. Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2010; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2010; and Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2002 07: First Look.. , March 2012;.. Enrollment in Postsecondary Institutions, Fall 2012; Financial Statistics, Fiscal Year 2012; and Graduation Rates, Selected Cohorts, 2004-2009: First Look (Provisional Data).. , December 2013.. [20] U.. Digest of Education Statistics 2011.. , June 2012.. [21] U.. , Table 5, August 2011; U.. Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12.. , First Look, July 2013, Page 4, Table 1.. [22] U.. Integrated Postsecondary Education Data.. System.. , 2013, finance survey (represents fiscal year 2011-2012).. [23] National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute,.. 2013 NACUBO- Commonfund Study of Endowments.. , January 2014.. [24] National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute,.. , January 2014.. [25] National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute,.. [26].. Building Blocks to 2020 website.. [27] National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities,.. Cost Cutting and Efficiency Initiatives at Private Colleges and Universities.. , April 2012.. University and College Accountability Network website..

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