Fact TankDecember 17, 2014

America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record

The gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record. In 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families ($639,400) was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families ($96,500).

Fact TankOctober 2, 2014

U.S. high school dropout rate reaches record low, driven by improvements among Hispanics, blacks

Just 7% of the nation’s 18-to-24 year olds had dropped out of high school in 2013, continuing a steady decline in the nation’s dropout rate since 2000, when 12% of youth were dropouts.

Fact TankSeptember 18, 2014

The nation’s wealth recovers, but largely for those at the top

The nation’s aggregate wealth continues to show signs of recovery, but that wealth recovery has been concentrated on the wealthiest Americans. Meanwhile, the aggregate net worth for America’s economic middle is actually declining.

Fact TankMay 14, 2014

5 key findings about student debt

A record 37% of young households had outstanding student loans in 2010 and a median student debt of $13,000.

Fact TankFebruary 28, 2014

For Millennials, a bachelor’s degree continues to pay off, but a master’s earns even more

Millennials are the nation’s most educated generation in history in terms of finishing college. But despite the stereotype that today’s recent college graduates are largely underemployed, the data show that this generation of college grads earns more than ones that came before it.

Fact TankFebruary 6, 2014

New census data show more Americans are tying the knot, but mostly it’s the college-educated

Marriage is back – at least, a little bit, and with some caveats.