Share of Affluent Students Who Borrow for College Doubles
In 2012, a record 69% of the nation’s new college graduates had taken out student loans. Graduates from more affluent families are much more likely to borrow today than they were 20 years ago.
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.
Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting
A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.
School days: How the U.S. compares with other countries
By now, most U.S. schoolchildren are either back in the classroom or headed there soon. As they make the transition from summer camp and bug spray to math homework and science projects, their weary parents may well wonder if children in the U.S. spend less time in the classroom than kids in other countries. The […]
Dept. of Ed. projects public schools will be ‘majority-minority’ this fall
A steady demographic change over the years has resulted in a decline in the number of whites in classrooms.
PAA journal: Parents of better-educated kids live longer
Still another reason to send your children to college: You’ll live longer.
Chart of the Week: Where engineering and English majors end up working
A new Census Bureau data visualization depicts the relationships between undergraduate majors and types of occupations.
A view of the future through kindergarten demographics
Today’s kindergartners offer a glimpse of tomorrow’s demographics. A new data analysis by Pew Research Center finds a big increase over the past decade in the number of states where at least one-in-five public school kindergartners are Latino. There are 17 states where Latino children comprise at least 20% of the public school kindergarten population, […]
5 facts about today’s college graduates
Facts and figures about college graduates.
Fancy degree? Most Americans say it’s not required to be president
Recent presidents and presidential candidates have tended to have elite college educations — a fact that doesn’t appear to bother many Americans.