Archive - June, 2014

‘Non-Traditional’ Students Are Majority on College Campuses

Read the breakdown (reported in July 2013, the data appears to be 2011-2012).

Underemployment & College Major. Correlation?

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Are Large Amounts of Student Debt Common?

Whether student debt loads are contributing to the decline in home ownership or not, the personal horror stories making headlines are not normative. That isn’t to say that lots of people don’t have loads of student loads. But on a percentage based, it’s a minority: In 2012, less than 10 percent of students completing a bachelor’s degree had more than $49,000 in debt. Only 0.3 percent of undergraduates had six figures of debt.  The median debt at graduation for a bachelor’s degree was just under $17,000.  (The average figure in 2012 has been reported by another source as being just north of  $29,000.)

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Are Student Loans Holding Back Home Ownership?

A good article in the WSJ explores the question:

Smaller Share of College Students Are Working Their Way Through School

This does not bode well. Since 1979, “taking inflation into account college costs for both private and public institutions have more than doubled, while median hourly wages for young people have fallen by 18%.”

Read  the whole thing.

Related: The Myth of Working Your Way Through College

Big Sale on Preparing Your Teens for College

Available on Amazon’s Kindle, or other e-readers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or learn more about the book.

New Documentary Asks Is College Worth It? Why is it So Expensive?

This documentary hits theaters this month: