April 12, 2021

151 Organizations Endorse Bipartisan College Transparency Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tim Scott (R-SC), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today announced an overwhelming show of support for the College Transparency Act (CTA) from 151 organizations representing everything from educational institutions, student organizations, and employers. The bipartisan legislation ensures students and families have clear and absorbable information as they consider higher education opportunities. The CTA modernizes the college reporting system for postsecondary data by providing accurate reporting on student outcomes such as enrollment, completion, and post-college earnings across colleges and majors, while ensuring the privacy of individual students is securely protected. 

“The College Transparency Act represents broad consensus among students, colleges and universities, employers, and policymakers that a secure, privacy-protected postsecondary student data network is the only way to give students the information they need to make informed college choices. That is why we are coming together to urge Congress to pass this bill to provide accurate, timely, and high-quality aggregate data in a user-friendly, transparent way for students and families, policymakers, institutions and employers who have a right to know answers to key questions about student access and success,” wrote the endorsing organizations.

Click here to read the full endorsement letter. 

A list of organizations endorsing the bill can be found below. 

  1. AAC&U
  2. AccessLex Institute
  3. AccuRounds
  4. Achieve Atlanta
  5. Achieving the Dream
  6. Advance CTE
  7. American Association of Community Colleges 
  8. American Educational Research Association
  9. AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology 
  10. Ann Majdic
  11. Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund 
  12. Aspen Institute College Excellence Program 
  13. Association for Career and Technical Education 
  14. Association of Community College Trustees 
  15. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities 
  16. Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board 
  17. Augustus F. Hawkins Foundation
  18. Birmingham Prosperity Partnership
  19. Board of Regents, State of Iowa
  20. Boston Centerless
  21. Braven
  22. Build UP
  23. Business Roundtable
  24. California EDGE Coalition
  25. Campaign for College Opportunity
  26. Center for American Progress
  27. Center for First-generation Student Success 
  28. Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) 
  29. Chicago Jobs Council
  30. Chiefs for Change
  31. COABE
  32. Cobb Chamber of Commerce
  33. College Now Greater Cleveland
  34. Colorado Center on Law and Policy
  35. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
  36. Complete College America, Inc.
  37. Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
  38. Corporation for a Skilled Workforce
  39. Custom Plastics and More
  40. CWA Southern California Council
  41. Dallas County Community College District
  42. Data Quality Campaign
  43. Deans for Impact
  44. Democrats for Education Reform
  45. District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund
  46. Edmit
  47. EducationQuest Foundation
  48. Employee Choice Academy
  49. EmployIndy
  50. Enlisted Association of the National Guard
  51. Excelencia in Education
  52. Field Crest Care Center
  53. Five Star Development, Inc.
  54. Future of Privacy Forum
  55. George Washington Institute of Public Policy
  56. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce 
  57. Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education
  58. Global Resource Management Inc.
  59. Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership
  60. Greater Washington Community Foundation
  61. HCM Strategists
  62. Higher Learning Advocates
  63. Holder Construction Company
  64. Indiana Institute for Working Families
  65. Institute for Higher Education Policy
  66. Japanese American Citizens League
  67. Jersey City Literacy Program
  68. JEVS Human Services
  69. Jewish Vocational and Career Counseling Service
  70. Jewish Vocational Service, Boston
  72. Jobs for the Future (JFF)
  73. JobTrain
  74. Kathryn Stege
  75. Knowledge Alliance
  76. LeaderQuest Holdings Inc.
  77. Learn4Life
  78. Louisiana Community and Technical College System
  79. Louisiana State University
  80. Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition
  81. Manufacturer’s Education and Training Alliance
  82. MCCI Medical Group
  83. Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
  84. NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
  85. National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE)
  86. National Association for College Admission Counseling
  87. National Association of Graduate-Professional Students
  88. National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  89. National College Attainment Network
  90. National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low income clients) 
  91. National Council for Adult Learning
  92. National Council for Workforce Education
  93. National Higher Education Benchmarking Institute
  94. National Laboratory for Education Transformation
  95. National Roofing Contractors Association
  96. National Skills Coalition
  97. National Tooling and Machining Association
  98. Naugatuck Adult Education
  99. NCHEMS
  100. Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
  101. New America
  102. New Orleans Youth Alliance
  103. New York Association of Training & Employment Professionals (NYATEP) 
  104. Nexus Research and Policy Center
  105. NOCTI
  106. Northwest WI Workforce Investment Board
  107. Nucleos-PortableCloud
  108. Office of Student Government Relations, Cornell
  109. Optimax Systems Inc.
  110. Orleans Technical College
  111. Policy Matters Ohio
  112. Policy Planning Partners
  113. Postsecondary Analytics
  114. Pryor Education Insights
  115. Public Insight Data Corporation
  116. Rebuilding America’s Middle Class
  117. Results for America
  118. Ripe Data
  119. Scholarship America
  120. Skills2Compete Colorado
  121. Software & Information Industry Association
  122. South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST)
  123. Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) 
  124. Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board
  125. StriveTogether
  126. Student Basic Needs Coalition – Nationals
  127. Student Veterans of America 
  128. TechBirmingham
  129. The Bell Policy Center
  130. The Education Trust
  131. The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
  132. The Quality Assurance Commons for Higher and Postsecondary Education 
  133. The State University Of New York
  134. The Veterans Education Project
  135. Third Way
  136. Towards Employment
  137. TRC Staffing Services
  138. University of Louisiana System
  139. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  140. U.S. Public Interest Research Group (PIRG)
  141. uAspire
  142. UnidosUS
  143. United Way of Central Iowa
  144. University of Phoenix
  145. Veterans Education Success
  146. Virginia Community College System
  147. WKBJ Foundation
  148. Women Employed
  149. Workforce Solutions Group
  150. WSP USA
  151. Young Invincibles