Increasingly, colleges and universities are under pressure to validate graduate placement—for internal compliance, external accreditation or benchmarking and tracking performance metrics. However, within today's highly mobile workforce reporting on graduate placement can be challenging. Now there's a better way to rapidly source the data you need to compile placement results with confidence—Equifax Verification Services.
Within the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU), the majority of the large Member Schools currently use Equifax Verification Services to report on graduate placement for accreditation purposes.
Equifax leverages The Work Number, the nation's largest centralized database of current payroll data. The information is contributed by more than 2,500 of America's leading employers. Nearly 55 million current employment and income records, as reported by our employer clients, are housed on the database, in addition to over 165 million historical payroll records. Accessible online 24/7 and searchable by SSN, The Work Number instantly returns key employment data such as employer name, start date, job title and rate of pay. Batch processing is also available, allowing you to screen an entire portfolio of graduates for current employment matches.
Employment and income data from Equifax is direct from the source—the employer—and can therefore be used with confidence in servicing student loans or in validating current income when awarding financial aid.