New Online Tool Tracks Colleges' Clout on Capitol Hill

October 14, 2015

A new online tool aims to highlight how colleges and universities across the country are “powerful constituents” of their respective members of Congress.

New America, a nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday published a new database that shows, in each congressional district, how much colleges spend, how many people they employ and the amount of federal student aid they receive.

The average congressional district contains 16 colleges, and each district has at least four colleges, New America’s analysis shows.

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