• Voluntary System of Accountability

    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.


    • Tom Harnisch
      Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis
      (202) 478-4660
    • Emily Parker
      Senior Associate, Research and Policy
      (202) 478-4659