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Targeting the Labor Market with Free College

It's time to combine two of the hottest topics in higher education: free college and apprenticeship.

HIGHER EDUCATION and CENTER ON EDUCATION & SKILLS
Targeting the Labor Market with Free College

It's time to combine two of the hottest topics in higher education: free college and apprenticeship.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Keeping Score: The Changing Demographics of Federal Aid Recipients

HIGHER EDUCATION
Income Share Agreements Aren’t a Solution to Student Debt

Companies are pitching a novel solution to student loans: future income sharing agreements. But they may present new problems for borrowers.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Chetty vs. Pell: What’s the Best Way to Measure a College’s Commitment to Low-Income Students?

Higher education researchers often use Pell as a proxy for the low-income students a school serves. The reality is more complicated.


HIGHER EDUCATION
A Star Is Born: The College Scorecard’s Latest Feature Is Great News for Students

The Department of Education launched a new feature where students can compare up to 10 different colleges across a host of data measures.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Cohort Default Rates for 2014, In Four Charts

Overall, 580,671 out of 5,047,954 borrowers who entered repayment in 2014 defaulted on their student loans by the end of 2017.


HIGHER EDUCATION
New Cohort Default Rates Only Tell Part of the Story

The three-year cohort default rate is a critical measure of institutional quality—but it can also be misleading.


HIGHER EDUCATION and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT
Fifth Time’s the Charm? Congress Reintroduces College Textbook Bill

A bill to expand the use of OER on campuses has been introduced by Congress for the fifth time.


HIGHER EDUCATION
The Spellings Commission: Same Story, Different Decade

Eleven years ago, the Department of Education laid out a vision for postsecondary education—but few of its suggestions have been adopted.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Multi-Billionaire DeVos Couldn’t Care Less about Defrauded Students

Devos's remarks are an insult to the more-than 65,000 borrowers who have waited for years to have Borrower Defense claims reviewed


HIGHER EDUCATION
Avoiding the PSLFiasco: Part Three

Our recommendations for implementation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness will ensure smooth sailing and a more targeted program.


HIGHER EDUCATION
Republicans Feel Mixed about Higher Education

Republicans don’t feel so negative about higher education that they’d let their own children forgo college.