Institutional Research and Planning

U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard & College Navigator

The College Scorecard is an interactive tool which provides students and families the critical information they need to make smart decisions about where to enroll for higher education.  The College Scorecard - as part of President Obama's continued efforts to hold colleges accountable for cost, value, and quality - highlights key indicators about the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students choose a school that is well-suited to meet their needs, priced affordably, and is consistent with their educational and career goals.

The College Scorecard provides students and families with clear information through an interactive tool that lets them choose among a number of options based on their individual needs - including location, size, campus setting, and degree and major programs.  Each Scorecard includes five key pieces of data about a college:  costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and employment.  These data are updated periodically.

You can find Western Illinois University's Scorecard at the following link:

College Navigator is a free consumer information tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about over 7,500 colleges, and explore resources to plan, prepare, and graduate from college.  Western Illinois University's information can be found at the following link: