Created in 2007 through a partnership
between the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and AASCU, the
Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) promotes greater accountability
through accessible, transparent and comparable information on public four-year
institutions of higher education. VSA gathers data on four major dimensions of
institutional performance—access, cost, student progress, and student
outcomes—and makes this data accessible to the public via The College Portrait, a
user-friendly website. Currently, nearly 250 institutions participate in VSA.
For more information, please visit www.collegeportraits.org.