A look at college, student loans, the changing college industry

A look at the growth of student loans and its potential consequences (good and bad).

  1. Two Charts that Show the Growth of Student Loan Debt

    "As of 2013, outstanding student loan balances in the US exceeded $1.2 trillion, more than any other type of household debt with the exce...

  2. Economic Synopses - Research Publications - St. Louis Fed

    Student loan borrowing accelerated during the Great Recession and now outranks any non-mortgage debt, including auto loans and credit car...

  3. The growth of US student loan debt: causes and consequences

    Cardiff Garcia Cardiff writes mostly about US macroeconomic issues, with daily excursions into other topics about which he claim no exper...

  4. What Really Happens if You Default on Your Student Loans?

    With many young graduates carrying anywhere from thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt, students are current...

  5. Average Student Loan Debt Hits $30,000 - US News

    Average student loan debt continues to rise, but a lack of data may mask the true amounts. The average amount of student loan debt again ...

  6. FinAid | Loans | Defaulting on Student Loans

    Defaulting on Student Loans Advertisement Defaulting on student loans is a serious matter that deserves a lot of consideration. Before yo...

  7. Chapter One | We Are a College-Going Nation

    in a new and exciting way. College attendance in the United States has grown so rapidly over the past four decades that now 75 percent of...

  8. Percentage of students who go on to College (US)

    This won't link, but a good source to show percentage of high school students who go on to college:http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/i...

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  9. Student Debt Crisis

    The school faces a class action lawsuit from students who claim Globe fabricates job placement numbers, accreditation, and transfer oppor...

  10. Cost of college education by the year

    Another that would not link, but a good place to look:http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76

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  11. New College Board Trends in Higher Education Reports: College Prices Increase at a Slower Pace While Student Borrowing Declines for the Third Consecutive Year

    NEW YORK - While published tuition and fees at colleges and universities continue to rise more rapidly than the rate of inflation, the ra...

  12. Is the College Admissions Bubble About to Burst? - US News

    The frenzy is happening all over the United States at this very moment. Parents are poring over brochures showing pictures of students in...

  13. Three Reasons Why College Bubble Will Burst

    Most colleges cost too much. Students are getting into horrendous debt -- now totalling $1 trillion and counting -- and not finding decen...

  14. 2013 Higher Education Tsunami Summit: Jeff Selingo Keynote Speech

    Jeff Selingo the Author of College Unbound and contributing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, gives his insights into the wor...

  15. College (Un)bound - Jeff Selingo -

    What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie.

  16. Richard Vedder and Christopher Denhart: How the College Bubble Will Pop

    The American political class has long held that higher education is vital to individual and national success. The Obama administration ha...

  17. Canisius College making staff cuts - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

    Canisius College will lay off an unspecified number of administrative and staff employees, the college confirmed in a statement. Details ...

  18. Private colleges remain under the weather @insidehighered

    Some private colleges that managed to weather the recession are finding new troubles. So they are announcing layoffs, cutting programs an...

  19. Hilbert/SBU merger (And another that won't link)

    http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/hilbert-college/hilbert-st-bonaventure-begin-study-that-could-link-campuses-20131001

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  20. 6 important charts

    http://fortune.com/2015/01/20/the-case-for-obamas-state-of-the-union-free-college-proposal-in-6-charts/

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  21. South Carolina State University May Temporarily Close - US News

    South Carolina may temporarily lose its only state-funded historically black university. Associated Press By SEANNA ADCOX, Associated Pre...

  22. Surprise move to close S.C. State temporarily halted as outcry grows

    State lawmakers temporarily halted an attempt Tuesday to shut down the financially troubled South Carolina State University for at least ...

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