How is my Match Score determined?

Your Match Score is determined by your Return on Education™ (MyROE™) and other important factors. MyROE is founded on the idea that you should get a real return on the time and money you invest in college. We calculate your MyROE score by comparing how much you can expect to pay for your education with how much you can expect to earn in a lifetime. As you complete the College Match, we match you to the right schools using your MyROE score and other important factors like personality fit, academics, and geography. You will see this displayed as your Match Score:

Sample College Match result with Match Score

The more thumbs you see for a school, the better that school matches you. Use your Match Score to validate schools that are already on your list, or discover new schools.

If you change your major, school, or interests, be sure to update your College Match profile.

Can a school buy its way into College Match results?

"Promoted Schools" pay to appear at the top of your College Match results, but your Match Score for a promoted school can never be bought. We always want you to have a clear picture of the schools that are the best match for you.

Where do you get your data?

Our data is provided through student reviews, proprietary assessments, and third parties, which include salary information from PayScale and school information from the Department of Education’s IPEDS database.