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New US college rating system proposed

Plan to track income and job outcomes over two time periods would spark the most interest from consumers

APPLES WITH APPLES: Only similar schools should be compared, some caution - not pitting a community college against, say, Yale.

New York

FAMILIES could steer their children towards colleges churning out graduates who make a good living 10 years after graduation, according to an Obama administration proposal for a new higher-education rating system.

The ratings may also favour schools where diplomas lead