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Wofford participating in U-CAN network on accountability

Friday, September 28, 2007

Web-based information on private colleges, universities made available 

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) today unveiled an online database that lists statistics such as graduation rates, tuition, and enrollments, as well as information about student life, for more than 600 private institutions.

Wofford College is one of the 600 initial participants in the University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) that will provide, in a common format, prospective students and their families concise, Web-based consumer-friendly information on individual private colleges and universities.

The Web address is www.ucan-network.org.

Charter U-CAN participants in South Carolina are

Columbia College, Columbia
Converse College, Spartanburg
Furman University, Greenville
Limestone College, Gaffney
Wofford College, Spartanburg

U-CAN consists of hundreds of institutional profiles that contain comparable data and links to qualitative campus information.  The profiles are displayed in a common template that was developed by NAICU based on consumer feedback.  The in-depth information included in the institutional profiles includes admissions, enrollment, academics, student demographics, graduation rates, most common fields of study, transfer of credit policy, accreditation, faculty information, class size, tuition and fee trends, price of attendance, financial aid, campus housing, student life, and campus safety.

NAICU has been working on U-CAN since mid-2006 in close consultation with the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives, member presidents, and a number of other associations representing independent institutions.

For more details, contact Tony Pals at 202-739-0474 (office), 202-288-9333 (cell), or tony@naicu.edu.