Can CollegeSource Provide Downloadable Copies of Catalogs?
CollegeSource data is several generations removed from the documents submitted to us by institutions. We must request, collect, scan, parse, and check the data for every catalog in our system. Since we collect annually from over 4,000 institutions, that is a lot of data to transform. The CollegeSource database is proprietary, has significant commercial value, and has been created over a long time at great expense to the company. Further, sharing it externally would require another costly transformation to make it accessible/useable outside the database. (It would have to be re-assembled from a large number of tables.) For these reasons, we rarely share the data.