Releases Search Directory Offering Information on Gainful Employment Programs

Share Article has created a free search directory offering information on career training programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. is an incredibly helpful new search engine for guiding currently enrolled students and prospective students toward career paths that WILL land them a job after graduation. does this by compiling a list for specified fields that is organized by tuition, financial aid opportunities and graduate job placements. The site offers inside information on a wide variety of different colleges. It compares them in a logical, well-organized way to help students make the best decision for their future. It all starts with just one click!

Spurred by the Obama administration, the United States Department of Education recently passed the "Gainful Employment Regulation," a legislative move that protects students at private colleges and universities. The Gainful Employment Regulation basically screens schools, so that students can enroll in a program, use Title IV funds to pay their tuition, and be reasonably confident that they will achieve gainful employment when they have earned a credential. Schools that fail to place students in “gainful” jobs will lose their Title IV eligibility. has created a free search directory offering information on career training programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act, to make it easier for students to find the right program. That means that prospective students can research a program's job placement rate, the occupations it prepares students for, the cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies, the program's "median loan debt," and on-time graduation rate. Because Title IV financial aid is so critical to the success of many young people, our website helps students steer clear of programs that have lost or are likely to lose their Title IV status.

The data collected comes from official college websites. At present, reports on almost 24,000 different gainful employment programs. In the near future,that number will double.

Data is organized into college profile pages, making it easy for users to access information. Each “” school profile provides valuable information like teacher/student ratio, special learning opportunities, campus culture, financial aid and expenses, and, most importantly, detailed information on degrees and programs offered. offers information on over a thousand occupations to give students a clearer picture of possible career paths. Each occupation’s profile reveals median pay, employment trends, and how much preparation is needed to get started in that specific career. A student who is considering a career in nursing, for instance, learns on that a four-year degree in science is the starting point and that a graduate degree in nursing will be needed to attain the pinnacle of success in the field. Students can also learn about two-year programs that lead to high earnings and programs that take a year or less, offering a quick entrance into the workforce. is easy to use. The home page prompts visitors to choose how they will search the site. A prospective student may, for instance, type in a college name or go to “Program Search” where they can search Title IV eligible programs by location, institution type, campus, area of study, degree type, program length, delivery, and costs. When the user has input her keywords, they will immediately see a list of programs that match their search. Search results can then be filtered in a number of ways.

In sum,’s mission is to help students prepare for a successful college career through detailed and up-to-date information about Title IV programs, and to protect them from ineffective programs.

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