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Everyone knows the total is rising. But the debt could be much higher than many people realize.
A new report from George Washington University makes clear how difficult it is to come up with clear answers to key questions.
The company had much in common with its competitors, but its colleges had an especially large share of minority students.
Some researchers overlook institutions that offer four-year degrees, and the problem is only getting worse as more two-year colleges add bachelor’s programs.
The typical new graduate is likely to devote 14 percent of his or her paycheck to student loans, but a recent Brookings Institution study suggests solutions to that problem.
The U.S. Census Bureau has proposed no longer asking people in the national survey about their field of undergraduate study.
Analysts’ projections suggest the industry is close to “bottoming out” and could once again see growth in student numbers.
New research from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks to gauge the degrees’ worth. But can earnings be the sole measure of success?
Definitions of “underemployment” vary, but the data make clear that job seekers are having less luck finding positions that require their diplomas.
The actual cost of a bachelor’s degree is going down, two researchers with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say, and the value is near an all-time high.
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