Post-Graduation Data: How Much Info is Too Much?
August 28, 2012

While most colleges conduct post-graduation surveys to record employment and salaries of alumni, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf was able to track all graduates, applicants and drop-outs. Working in tandem with the Social Security Administration, the college was able to collect a wealth of information on 14,000 people, including income and dependence on social welfare programs.

In an environment focused on estimating the true value of a college degree, this data gives important insight to the government and could prove to be a model for other universities.

Read the in-depth coverage from Inside Higher Ed here and tell what you think on our FB Page — should colleges be required to provide more data to prospective students by tracking alums?