6 key findings about going to college
College-educated millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on virtually every economic measure, and the gap between the two groups has only grown over time.
Like rest of the news industry, campus papers reach for new strategies
Many of the nation’s estimated 1,600 college newspapers are now experimenting with editorial and business innovations in the face of some of the same economic hardships that have hit the rest of the newspaper industry.
Record number of international students studying in U.S.
Number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities in the 2012-13 academic year.
The growing economic clout of the college educated
For the first time on record, nearly one out of every two dollars in aggregate U.S. household income went to the college educated.
Among recent high school grads, Hispanic college enrollment rate surpasses that of whites
A new U.S. Census Bureau report shows that after several years of gains, college enrollments in the U.S. fell between 2011 and 2012. But for one group—Hispanics—college enrollments were up, reflecting Hispanic population growth along with a growing share of young Latinos prepared for college. The new Census Bureau data also shows Hispanic students reached […]
D.C., Virginia and Maryland have the highest shares of college-educated Latinos
As the number of Latinos attending college has surged in recent years, a new analysis of Census data finds wide variances by state in the share of Latino adults who have a bachelor’s degree. Overall, the District of Columbia has the highest college degree attainment rate among Hispanic adults, with 36.2% of those ages 25 […]
A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home
A record number of Millennials—young adults ages 18 to 31—were living in their parents’ home in 2012 due to a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.
Chart of the Week: How Americans pay for college
U.S. families are relying less on their own resources and more on outside sources (scholarships, loans and the like) to pay for college.
Households owing student loan debts at record levels
About one out of five of the nation’s households owed student debt in 2010, more than double the share two decades earlier.
As Supreme Court defers affirmative action ruling, deep divides persist
While Americans overwhelmingly agree that society should ensure equal opportunities for all, the divide over affirmative action programs remains as wide as ever.