15 décembre 2014

The Crisis of Information in Higher Education

By Beth Akers. Earlier this year, I coauthored a report that questioned the national dialogue about a pending student loan crisis.  This report revealed evidence that ran counter to the notion that the majority of borrowers with student loan debt were struggling financially, or that the condition of borrowers has been deteriorating over time.  Our analysis showed that onerous debt burdens were less common than many imagined, with only seven percent of young borrowers holding balances in excess of $50,000.  We also found that the widely publicized increases in borrowing seen over the past two decades were accompanied, for the most part, by increases in earnings, despite stagnant growth in wages in the broader economy. More...

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