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Not an Ivy League School.

No city sends students to American universities quite like Seoul, South Korea.

Yes, public colleges and universities are charging more than ever. But the increases are concentrated on the most affluent students.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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Wages and productivity aren't coming apart, a study finds. But we need more workers in high-productivity jobs.

And only 62 percent of college grads have a job that actually requires a college degree. But the odds of finding a match go up in bigger cities.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 20, 2013
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Under the CBO's logic, if the government bought up tons of Greek bonds, it'd book a profit on the purchase. Something's wrong with that.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • May 20, 2013
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Giving aid to the best students encourages them to take worse college offers.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 19, 2012
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College is not turning into a worse deal. If anything, the bang-for-your-tuition-buck is increasing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 5, 2012
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The past fifteen years have made college a worse (but still excellent) deal for the rich and better deal for the poor.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 14, 2012
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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.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 17, 2012
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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.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 16, 2012
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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.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 30, 2012
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