Apr 15, 2014, 8:30am EDT
June 2, 2015
These charts show what jobs liberal arts majors actually get
History majors go to law school. English majors teach.
September 4, 2014
Why hasn’t the class of 2009 grown up?
A new book argues that colleges failed recent graduates, and that's why they're struggling. But the reality is more complicated.
August 28, 2014
Why are student loan default rates still so high?
The proportion of mortgages, credit card debt and auto loans with late payments is falling. Why are student loans an outlier?
August 25, 2014
College ratings, college rankings, and Medicare
What the perils of Medicare's five-star system tell us about rating colleges.
August 6, 2014
The feds tried to rate colleges in 1911, and it was a disaster
Now Obama is trying again.
August 5, 2014
Is a more prestigious college worth the money?
The research says it depends in part on who you are.
July 31, 2014
Where Americans find the money to pay for college
Student loans cover only about 15 percent of the cost, according to a new survey from student lender Sallie Mae.
July 25, 2014
Ryan's views on college look a lot like Obama's
Both the former Republican vice-presidential nominee and the president say they want to hold colleges accountable for outcomes.
July 16, 2014
Maybe everyone should go to college
That still doesn't mean everyone needs to earn a four-year degree.
July 10, 2014
An important point about vocational training
Most of it happens at a college.
July 9, 2014
2008 was a terrible year to graduate college
The first graduating class of the recession bore economic scars until at least 2012.
July 5, 2014
Why US universities aren't the best in the world
The problems of the K-12 education system haunt higher education.
July 2, 2014
Student loan interest rates just went up
This was supposed to happen — and it's going to keep happening.
June 25, 2014
9 things people get wrong about student debt
Is student debt a crisis or not? It depends on which students you're talking about.
June 23, 2014
Student loans correlate with a lower credit score
Student loan borrowers now lag behind non-borrowers in creditworthiness.
June 20, 2014
One college spun a $20K tuition hike as a discount
And it explains why it's so hard to talk about how much college actually costs.
June 19, 2014
A typical student loan payment: $160
The median experience with student loans isn't nearly as bad as some horror stories say.
June 9, 2014
Obama’s student debt plan, explained
The president wants to lower monthly payments for some student loan borrowers. Here's how the plan would work.
May 24, 2014
The flaws in the college graduation rate
Lots of students aren't counted when the federal government measures who graduates.
May 23, 2014
Mind the (wage) gap when judging on salary
Does evaluating college majors based on how much their graduates penalize majors that women favor?
May 23, 2014
Student debt is going up for every reason
Was it because more students were going to college, because tuition was higher, or because students were taking out bigger loans? Yes.
May 23, 2014
Can Congress block college ratings?
Probably not in the near future.