U-CAN College Information Web Site Updated With Fall 2009 Data

January 06, 2010

January 6, 2010

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U-CAN College Information Web Site Updated With Fall 2009 Data

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U-CAN, a consumer information Web site for students considering private, nonprofit colleges and universities, has unveiled newly updated data for hundreds of institutions. The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) developed and maintains U-CAN (University & College Accountability Network).

The updated Web site includes the most recent information available in areas important to prospective students and their families, including admissions, enrollment, cost of attendance, student aid, faculty, and more.

This is the third update to U-CAN since the Web site launched in September 2007. In addition to the new data, U-CAN offers 147 searchable fields and 25 "clickable" buttons that link to additional information found on individual campus Web sites.

"Many families are overwhelmed by the college search process, and don't believe they are getting the information and guidance necessary to make an informed choice," said NAICU President David L. Warren. "U-CAN helps prospective students and their families make sense of the facts they need to find the best college fit."

Since 2007, the number of private colleges and universities signed up to participate has grown from 600 to 808 institutions. The site has had over one million visitors, and reached 2 million page views this week.

NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. With more than 1,000 member institutions and associations nationwide, NAICU reflects the diversity of private, nonprofit higher education in the United States. NAICU members enroll 90 percent of all students attending private institutions. They include traditional liberal arts colleges, major research universities, church- and faith-related institutions, historically black colleges, Hispanic-serving institutions, single-sex colleges, art institutions, two-year colleges, and schools of law, medicine, engineering, business, and other professions.


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