College, Inc.: Obama


Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The case against lowering student loan interest rates

A guest blogger argues that low-low interest rates on student loans feed runaway college pricing and waste tax dollars.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance | Tags:  student loans, Obama, higher education

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Obama college-cost plan may not work as prescribed

The president wants to penalize colleges that charge too much. But the plan might punish low-cost schools, too.

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:39 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Higher Education, College cost, Obama education plan, Colleges and universities

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Rising college prices: Is federal policy partly to blame?

Vassar president opines that spiraling costs are partly a response to misdirected federal incentives.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:37 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Obama budget, higher education

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Student loans surpass auto, credit card debt

New report shows one-third of all student loan debt is held by those under 30.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:54 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  Obama, student loans, higher education

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2012

Are car loans, college loans so different?

Guest blogger asserts that a college education is a good investment — better, in the long run, than a car. Is a modest student loan such a bad thing?

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:33 AM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  financial aid, student loans, Obama

Posted at 01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Guest blog: Community College Summit should stress aid, tuition

Here is a guest blog from Katherine Boswell, who directs the Community College Policy Center at the Academy for Educational Development, a District nonprofit. If you've tried lately to enroll at your local community college, you might have noticed that...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010

A million-dollar prize for community college smarts

At the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, the Obama administration will announce a new million-dollar annual prize to "recognize, reward and inspire outstanding outcomes" in the two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence will...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Aspen Prize, community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/29/2010

Adults with 'some college' key to Obama's graduation goal

An estimated 37 million American adults ages 25 to 64, or about one-fifth of the working population, started college but never finished.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  2020 college graduation initiative, 2025 college graduation initiative, Lumina completion, Lumina graduation, Obama graduation initiative

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2010

Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push

Two organizations of independent colleges unveiled a new Web site Thursday that brings together hundreds of existing or proposed initiatives at member colleges toward meeting President Obama's goal of regaining the lead in college completion by 2020. Building Blocks to...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:44 PM ET, 09/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Attainment, Attainment, Attainment, Attainment | Tags:  Building Blocks to 2020, CIC, NAICU, Obama graduation initiative, college completion initiative

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/05/2010

An HBCU president reflects on Obama's initiative

Readers of this blog will know that President Obama signed an executive order last week ago reaffirming and strengthening the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a document first signed by President Carter 30 years ago. The...

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public policy, Public policy | Tags:  Dillard University, HBCUs, Obama administration