College Costs by state and income

College Costs:


The U.S. Department of Education has recently released a (mostly) amazing College Scorecard to see how much various colleges cost and how well they do at graduating students.

There seemed to me to be a few important pieces of information missing, the most important being, “How much will this college cost Me?”

Some colleges and universities adjust their tuition and costs a lot for families’ incomes. Some don’t. You want to know which ones will be right for you.

There’s also no way on their site to match your scores with schools. Sometimes we should reach for the sky, sometimes we should be practical. On College Scorecard, there’s no button for, “Show me only colleges I have a realistic chance of being admitted to.” Here there is. We’ll show the 25th percentiles to show the possibilities.