What is The College Board?
As a not-for-profit membership association representing more than 5,900 colleges, universities and schools, the College Board leads national and international efforts to improve access to and readiness for higher education.
The College Board is not just about standardized testing and test prep. It is a nonprofit agency that has been assisting students in their college searches for over 100 years. Today it is best known for its college admissions test, the SAT, which is used by most four year schools in the college admission’s process.
Did You Know This About the College Board?
- The College Board assist students from middle school through college graduation as well as the counselors who work with those students.
- The College Board works with approximately 7 million students. Most of these students are located in the United States, but international students may also choose to take the SAT if they decided to attend an American university.
- Approximately 23,000 high schools and 3,800 colleges use the College Board’s services.
- More than 1/2 of the public high schools in the United States are in contact with the College Board regarding the PSAT/NMSQT alone.
- Over 3,000,000 SAT exams were administered in 2010.
- Minorities taking the SAT has gone up 78% in recent years.
For more information, check out the College Board’s website.