Report Calls for Better Federal Data to Help Students With College Choices

The federal government's efforts to track student-loan-default rates and graduation rates are sending some students down the wrong path, according to a report released on Tuesday.

In the report, Education Sector, an education-policy group, calls on the U.S. Department of Education to pair the default rates and graduation rates, instead of releasing the numbers separately, to arm potential students with more-complete information.