May. 15, 2014

By many measures, more borrowers struggling with student-loan payments

More people are having trouble keeping up with their student-loan payments than in years past, several studies show.

May. 14, 2014

Student Debt Weighing on Economic Fortunes of Young Adults

Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation and tend to carry larger amounts of other kinds of debt.

May. 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.

Apr. 24, 2014

More Hispanics, blacks enrolling in college, but lag in bachelor’s degrees

From 1996 to 2012, college enrollment among Hispanics ages 18 to 24 more than tripled (240% increase), outpacing increases among blacks (72%) and whites (12%).

Fact Tank Apr. 22, 2014

Supreme Court says states can ban affirmative action; 8 already have

Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision upholding Michigan’s ban on affirmative action affects more than college admissions, and more than just Michigan. Seven other states have similarly broad bans in their constitutions or statute books, and opponents of affirmative action have called on other states, and the federal government, to follow suit.

Fact Tank Apr. 22, 2014

Public strongly backs affirmative action programs on campus

The use of affirmative action programs in college admissions has roiled campuses and the public for years, leading to state-passed laws banning the practice to today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding a Michigan voter initiative banning the use of racial preferences. But while the debate and the battles continue, a new Pew Research Center poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support these programs.

Fact Tank Mar. 18, 2014

Michelle Obama to visit China, focus on education

Given other economic and environmental problems, however, education is not high on the minds of the Chinese public.

Fact Tank Mar. 6, 2014

Women’s college enrollment gains leave men behind

Even though college enrollment rates among young people have risen in recent decades, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that females outpace males in college enrollment, especially among Hispanics and blacks.

Feb. 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 Tank Feb. 19, 2014

Fed report says household borrowing is rebounding from Great Recession

Outstanding household debt increased $241 billion during last October-December, the biggest quarterly jump since 2007.