From a UCLA annual freshman survey, the Higher Education Research Institute has found that the cost of tuition and financial aid is no longer affecting students after college, rather affecting choices of where to go and what to be. Find the study on The Chronicle.
At the end of 2003, American students and graduates owed just $253 billion in aggregate debt; by the end of 2013, American students’ debt had ballooned to a total of $1.08 trillion, an increase of over 300% Read more in the TIME article; Student Loans Are Ruining Your Life. Now They’re Ruining the Economy Too
New report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development examines evidence for the effectiveness of project-based learning compared with traditional approaches in higher education learning. Find the full report here.
High-poverty schools sent significantly fewer graduates to college in 2012 than higher-income schools, regardless of the schools’ geographic location or racial makeup, according to a new study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Yet in the long-term, more students may be making it to college than previously realized. Find the accompany article and study here. […]
Postsecondary Governance Recent Changes, between 2011 and 2013, five states transformed their postsecondary governance systems: California, Connecticut, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington. California disbanded its coordinating board, while the other four states modified the scope and roles of their coordinating boards. This document provides a brief summary of the governance reforms and links to relevant […]