U-CAN "2.0" went live on September 17, 2008. Site enhancements - growing out of user comments and focus groups with consumers - make it among the most searchable web sites of its kind. The improved site also provides guidance on how to prepare academically and financially for college, find the right fit, and navigate the admissions and financial aid processes.
The re-launch enhances a highly lauded
Web site already recognized for providing objective, comparable data on the factors that matter most to consumers: student costs broken out by category, tuition trends, admission and graduation rates, average student aid packages, average debt at graduation, and much more.
Since U-CAN ws first unveiled on Sept. 26, 2007, with 600 private colleges and universities on board, the number of participating institutions has grown by 21 percent. The roster of private colleges and universities signed up to participate has grown to 725 institutions.
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), which created U-CAN, has 953 member schools, which enroll 85 percent of all students attending private colleges and universities in America. Private colleges do not have to be members of NAICU to participate in U-CAN, however.