Education and the recession, continued

The central point of the Georgetown report, that the recession was much milder for people with bachelor's and advanced degrees, is correct, but it's correct because the economy always treats people with higher educational attainment better.

By Dylan Matthews August 17, 2012

College graduates’ non-recession

It's common knowledge by now that the recession has hit college graduates and non-graduates differently, but the size of the gap is dramatic.

By Dylan Matthews August 16, 2012

For-profit college, in one infographic

Suevon Lee at ProPublica has a great piece going through the for-profit higher education sector by the numbers. But why stop at numbers when you can have an infographic?

By Dylan Matthews August 9, 2012

The for-profit dropout problem, in one chart

Not only is the situation bad, it's getting worse. Students at for-profit colleges are defaulting on their loans sooner and sooner after entering.

By Dylan Matthews August 6, 2012

Harkin: For-profit colleges a terrible deal

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) committee, headed by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Ia.), is out with a long promised report on the for-profit college industry, and almost every finding is a doozy. Let's break it down, point by point.

By Dylan Matthews July 30, 2012

The state of student loans: Still grim

The New York Fed keeps detailed data of the state of consumer debt in the United States and is out with its latest data on student debt from the first quarter of this year. Unsurprisingly, it's still going up.

By Dylan Matthews July 18, 2012