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The Hechinger Report

Black Students Default on College Loans at a Higher Rate Than Others, Study Finds

Black Students Default on College Loans at a Higher Rate Than Other...

September 21, 2018

There’s great disparity in the way that college graduates pay back student loans. Among black bachelor’s degree holders, 21 percent defaulted on their student loans within 12 years of entering college, according to a report released this week from The Institute for College Access and Success. Only 8 percent of Hispanic degree holders and 3 percent of white degree holders defaulted within that time period.
There’s great disparity in the way that college graduates pay back student loans. Among black bachelor’s degree holders, 21 percent defaulted on their student loans within 12 years of entering college, according to a report released this week from The Institute for College Access and Success. Only 8 percent of Hispanic degree holders and 3 percent of white degree holders defaulted within that time period.

September 21, 2018

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CNBC

Student Debt Continues to Grow, but There's Been a Slowdown

Student Debt Continues to Grow, but There's Been a Slowdown

September 21, 2018

Student debt continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in previous years. About 66 percent of college students graduated last year carrying debt. On average, they owed $28,650, according to an annual report on student loans by The Institute for College Access & Success.
Student debt continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in previous years. About 66 percent of college students graduated last year carrying debt. On average, they owed $28,650, according to an annual report on student loans by The Institute for College Access & Success.

September 21, 2018

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WBUR.org

Gonzalez Endowment Tax Proposal Gets Harsh Response From Higher Education Community

Gonzalez Endowment Tax Proposal Gets Harsh Response From Higher Edu...

September 21, 2018

Leaders in higher education lobbed criticisms at Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez over his proposal to tax colleges and universities with large endowments.
Leaders in higher education lobbed criticisms at Democratic candidate for governor Jay Gonzalez over his proposal to tax colleges and universities with large endowments.

September 21, 2018

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WBUR.org

Gonzalez Wants To Tax Mass.' Richest Colleges To Get Transportation, Education Funds

Gonzalez Wants To Tax Mass.' Richest Colleges To Get Transportation...

September 20, 2018

On Tuesday, Gonzalez proposed a 1.6 percent tax on private higher education institutions with endowments greater than $1 billion. He estimates the plan would generate $1 billion in tax revenue.
On Tuesday, Gonzalez proposed a 1.6 percent tax on private higher education institutions with endowments greater than $1 billion. He estimates the plan would generate $1 billion in tax revenue.

September 20, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

What’s on the Mind of the Private-College President? 3 Insights From a New Report

What’s on the Mind of the Private-College President? 3 Insights Fro...

September 20, 2018

About half of the leaders of small and midsize private colleges say they intend to leave their current posts within the next five years, and with an average age of 61, a healthy number of those departures could be retirements. Is there reason to fear a looming hole in leadership? Perhaps. But some presidents say they see instead an opportunity to make the colleges more representative of the student bodies they serve.
About half of the leaders of small and midsize private colleges say they intend to leave their current posts within the next five years, and with an average age of 61, a healthy number of those departures could be retirements. Is there reason to fear a looming hole in leadership? Perhaps. But some presidents say they see instead an opportunity to make the colleges more representative of the student bodies they serve.

September 20, 2018

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