Google Search over the years has started to make searching for information easier and more efficient. For example if you search for a word definition, it will display it directly in the results which saves users time from having to go to specific websites. This is the same for movie times and so on.

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Now it looks like Google will be offering similar search results when it comes to colleges. According to Google, they have announced that when users are searching for information on 4-year colleges based in the US, some basic information about those colleges will be shown directly on the search results page itself which gives users some information on what to expect at a glance.

According to Google, “Now when you search for a 4-year U.S. college like UCLA or Spelman College, information about admissions, cost, student life and more will surface directly in Search, making it easier to explore educational options and find a college that meets your needs.”

They add, “To show a more complete picture of college cost for parents and students, Search will give you easy access to information about the average cost after student aid is applied, including breakdowns by household income. You can also dig into data around graduation rates as well as typical annual income 10 years after enrollment, designed to help you better understand the potential outcomes of attending that school.”

These changes are rolling out on mobile now with desktop search also getting some of those features, so it could be worth taking a look at if you’re interested in learning more about colleges in the US.

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