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Georgia Southern University Participating in College Portrait, a National Public Accountability Report

04-08 college_portraitGeorgia Southern University has joined a new initiative to help future college students, their families and others compare public colleges and universities.

The Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) is an initiative by public 4-year universities to supply basic, comparable information on the undergraduate student experience to important constituencies through a common web report – the College Portrait.

Georgia Southern, designated as an early adopter of the initiative, recently finalized its profile on the Web site, www.collegeportraits.org. For each VSA participating institution, the College Portrait supplies basic comparable information through a common Web report. Information includes student and campus characteristics, cost of attendance, success and progress rates, campus safety, class size, student experiences on campus, and student learning outcomes.

“Choosing a University is one of the most important decisions a person will make. The College Portrait Web site enables prospective students and their families the opportunity to view and compare profiles of institutions in standardized categories.”

The College Portrait includes information identified by prospective college students and their families, the higher education community, and policy-makers as important when comparing colleges and universities. More than 80 higher education leaders from 70 public colleges and universities helped with the development of the College Portrait initiative.

To view Georgia Southern’s profile, visit:
http://www.collegeportraits.org/GA/GSOU

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