The VSA was designed to improve public understanding of how public colleges and universities operate. The College Portrait provides consistent, comparable and transparent information on the characteristics of institutions. The information is intended for students, families, policy-makers, campus faculty and staff, the general public, and other higher education stakeholders.
The project is a collaborative effort among the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), and the public higher education community. The CSU provided leadership in the development of the VSA initiative. The efforts and roles taken by the CSU in this project reflect the CSU’s recognition of the validity of the public’s desire for more transparency and accountability and helps to ensure that national accountability standards and systems for higher education will take into account the mission, goals, and student population of the CSU.
Our College Portrait can be found at the link below: