The 31 tables in this section reveal students’ journey through higher education: where they enroll, how they pay for college, to what extent their studies have shifted online, how many foreign students they count among their classmates, and whether they are likely to graduate or land a job that will help them pay back their student loans.
Graduation rates for all of the top 20 four-year private nonprofit colleges were above 90 percent, compared with six above 90 percent for the top 20 four-year public institutions.
By the end of 2015, the total student-loan debt balance had risen to more than $1.2 trillion, accounting for over 10 percent of all household debt.
The 30 universities with the largest share of first-year Pell Grant recipients were all in the public sector.
The University of Phoenix-Arizona received more than $1.1 billion in federal aid for Pell Grants and federal student loans for undergraduates.
Of the 20 institutions with the greatest number of such students, 12 were for-profit, five were private nonprofit, and three were public.