2012-2013 College Salary Report, College Selector Tool and a New Search

The Consumer Team has been hard at work with the latest site release. Not only did we release the latest (and greatest) version of the Consumer website, but we also published our 2012-2013 College Salary Report and the brand-new College Selector.

   College salary report screenshot

The College Salary Report has been one of our most popular data packages since we first started publishing it five years ago. This year, we have not only redesigned the package, but have optimized our most popular sections (including adding a new “Best Schools for Sports Fans” page, creating a new page for schools whose graduates report the highest sense of job meaning and improving the information architecture of our “Best Jobs by Major” section), added new functionality (including search) to the full school list and created two new infographics based on what are historically two of our most popular pages- Majors that Pay You Back and Best Paying Party Schools.

 But the crown jewel of the 2012-2013 College Salary Report is the new PayScale College Selector. This interactive tool allows users to search for colleges based on salary potential or sense of job meaning. Users can specify their preferences for location, available majors, tuition and more to get a customized list of schools that meet their requirements. Results are shareable and link to the recently redesigned Research Center.

   Tool screenshot

Our dev team has also been hard at work finalizing the Madrona release. Typically, the last release in a quarter consists mostly of clean-up work. In the last three weeks, our devs have closed more than 100 outstanding bugs. We also launched a new, greatly improved generic design for the Research Center that features a more prominent search box.

   Research center screenshot

We’d love for all of you to play around with our new tool and share these new features with your friends and families. If you have questions, compliments or feedback of any kind, please send it my way!


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