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Congressman Paul Mitchell

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

The College Transparency Act

As a father of six, I am all too familiar with the struggle that comes with the college decision-making process for prospective students and their families.  Choosing whether to go to college, and how to pay for it, is one of the most important and costly decisions in a young person's life, made more difficult by all the uncertainties involved.

Currently, you can find more information about a washing machine you're thinking of buying than you can find about an educational major at a college or university. That's why I introduced the College Transparency Act, to help families make more informed college decisions.  


Click here to watch the video.

What does the College Transparency Act do?

The College Transparency Act of 2017 would address the current shortcomings of higher education information by:

  • Ensuring students and families have access to accurate and complete information on student outcomes, such as completion and employment outcomes across colleges and majors;
  • Providing actionable and customizable information to students and families so they, rather than government agencies, can make responsible choices about higher education; and
  • Streamlining reporting burdens on institutes of higher education by prioritizing information most helpful to students and families as well as institutional improvement.


To view a one-pager of the College Transparency Act, click here.

To read a section-by-section of the College Transparency Act, click here.

To read the College Transparency Act of 2017, click here.

To read FAQ click here. 


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