It’s been a good week for higher education data nerds. The Department of Education released updated student loan cohort default rates on Wednesday afternoon (see my summary here), followed by an update to the massive College Scorecard dataset on Thursday morning. This is the third update to the Scorecard, with this year’s update also featuring… Read more »
Hurricane Maria is Trump’s Katrina
One Canadian university sets out to prove the value of the humanities in lucrative careers
A novel grant program in Virginia is helping workers earn career-boosting occupational credentials.
Some 40 percent of college students are 25 or older, but most colleges aren’t very responsive to adult learners.
Join us on Thursday, September 14 for an event on how colleges can better serve adult students.
Free college is not so much a populist idea as an elitist one.
Much of higher education policy focuses on “traditional” college students—those who started college at age 18 after getting dropped off in the family station wagon or minivan, enrolled full-time, and stayed at that institution until graduation. Yet although this is how many policymakers and academics experienced college (I’m no exception), this represents a minority of… Read more »
Citizenship is so much more than a piece of paper
The Trump administration released its first full budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018 today, and it is safe to say that it represents a sharp break from the Obama administration’s budget proposals. The proposed discretionary budget for the Department of Education is about $69 billion, $10 billion less than the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Below,… Read more »