College Optimizer Index measures “thriving” across academic, social and individual dimensions.

thrivers-indexA new indicator designed to measure consumer confidence across the nation’s 4-year colleges reveals that two in 10 college students are “high thrivers.”

The College Optimizer Index (COI) comes from vibeffect, a college-decision framework that helps students identify campuses where they’re most likely to thrive.

COI defines thriving as “When a student experiences the maximum benefits from a specific college ecosystem, and demonstrates this by heightened academic and social integration, and a deeper sense of happiness.”

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