In an effort to improve the quality of its higher-education data, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is planning to test the feasibility of collecting enrollment information--including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers--for each individual college and university student in the nation.

"Such statistics would, for the first time, give policy makers and consumers accurate and comprehensive information about higher education in this country," ED spokeswoman Stephanie Babyak said in a statement.

If the pilot is successful, it could replace the current data reporting system known as the Integrated Postsecondary


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