Gathering information about colleges can be a daunting task. While the process is much easier than it was when I was going to university, it is still a bit overwhelming at times trying to sort out admissions rates, tuition costs and other detailed information about universities you may interested in attending. Google Search is trying to help out. Late last week it there was a behind-the-scenes update that brings the College Scorecard right into the search results. Now by searching for a university admissions stats, you no longer get linked to the College Scorecard site or the university site. Rather, the details are right there in the results so you can quickly process that information and make a more informed decision quicker.
If you go to Google Search on your phone and type in something like “University of Colorado admissions stats”, you will get the admission stats for the university in the results. An example of this is the screenshot in this article. Of course there are links to other data and to the university itself but the idea here is to try to save some time but also save some frustration trying to get to this information.
We’re thrilled that starting today you can find college cost, graduation and earnings information from the College Scorecard directly in Google Search. Hundreds of millions of students and families pursue their college questions through Google, where trillions of searches are made every year. By featuring this data front and center, Google is helping more students and families get the information they need when they need it
You can read about all of the things that Google is doing around higher education in the post that announced this addition to search.
The good news is that this new search information is already in Google Search on your phone. There is no need to update the app as it was all on the back end.