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College Enrollment Falls As Economy Recovers

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The lengthy enrollment boom at American colleges is over with grim implications for many schools.

College enrollment fell 2 percent in 2012-13, the first significant decline since the 1990s, but nearly all of that drop hit for-profit and community colleges.

Signs point to 2013-14 being the year when traditional four-year, nonprofit colleges begin a …

Take 2 On For-Profit Earnings Study

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The final results were corrected in a recent study comparing how for-profit and nonprofit colleges stack up in job market returns of their certificates and associate degrees. 

The National Bureau of Economic Research released both iterations of the study, which was written by Kevin Lang and Russell Weinstein, two professors of economics at Boston University. A “working” version of the research went live last summer. It found “large, statistically significant benefits from obtaining certificates/degrees from public and not-for-profit but not from for-profit institutions.”

New War Vet Unemployment Rate Dips, But Doubts Remain

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For nearly 10 years, there have been warnings and signs about a generation of war veterans unemployed and lost amid the ups and downs of America's economy. In the last two years or so, politicians, government agencies, corporations and non-profit groups started earnestly taking up the cause, and the advocacy appears to …

Is Your College Going Broke?

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Long Island University’s Post campus, was testing a new approach in its efforts to fill up the 250 or so empty seats it had in its class of 2017.  The week of June 24 was “Express Decision Week” at LIU. High school seniors were invited to the Post campus, transcript, SAT scores …

Report: College Costs Driving Decisions for Families

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According to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae, college costs are driving decisions about which schools to attend, what to study and even where to live. Parents no longer foot the largest portion of the bill, according to the lender’s annual survey. That role goes to grants and scholarships, with student loans coming in third.

College spending per student was about $21,000 during 2012, down from a peak of $24,000 in 2010, according to the Sallie Mae-Ipsos Public Affairs report. The annual survey of student financial aid found students earned about $6,300 in grants and scholarships to pay for college costs, taking the top spots from parents.

Australian Student Debt Soars, Incomes Fall Below Poverty Line

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More Australians are attending university than at any time in the past 150 years, but most now struggle to live on incomes that are below the poverty line while their levels of debt have soared by almost 30% in the past six years. 

Many students graduate owing so much money that it will take years to repay and leave them facing a life without ever owning a home.

Return On Investment: Why It Matters For Higher Ed

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A result of the recent economic downturn, coupled with growing student debt, there have been many discussions about the ROI for various academic degrees. ROI is often deemed by proponents to be critical in the current economic environment for students to know so they can determine what degrees will allow them to obtain higher-paying jobs to maximize their ROI as soon as possible after completing a degree or certificate. 

In contrast, ROI is often criticized as a short-sighted measure of degree worth that ignores the importance of a broader educational experience.

Expecting More From Higher Education

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Many say the higher education systems in the U.S. today are broken — producing far too many graduates who cannot compete in the new job market. Consider the following statistics: about 1.5 million or 53.6 percent of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were either jobless or underemployed. And of those who were actually employed, about 48 percent were in jobs that required less than a four-year college education, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

College Students Defaulting At Record Rate

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Student loan defaults have risen for the fifth straight year, as students from traditional non-profit universities have an increasingly difficult time paying off their college debt.    

Numbers released by the Department of Education Friday show that of the 4.1 million borrowers who began making payments in late 2009 and early 2010, 9.1% defaulted within two years, up from 8.8% the year before.

Experts credited the combination of skyrocketing student debt, the poor economy and a lack of borrower education for the increase. 

As “Higher Education Bubble” Accelerates, Alternatives Emerge

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As tuition continues to increase well beyond the rate of inflation, a debate is taking place over how to deal with the cost of higher education.

"The higher education bubble is the dramatic increase in the price of a college over the past several decades," said Antony Davies, an economics professor at Duquesne …

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