New brief discusses why comparing institutions based on standard factors may not work for today’s expectations

compare-institution-PIRSAccording to a new brief, major considerations must be taken into account for the Obama Administration’s proposed college rating system, the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System, or PIRS, including students' socio-economic backgrounds, and the mission of the institution.

A number of key elements in PIRS have yet to be defined, as policymakers continue to seek input from the higher education community.

According to the Department of Education (ED), President Obama will seek legislative changes to the Higher Education Act...

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