Students, parents, and members of the media aren’t the only stakeholders questioning the rising costs of attending college. Policymakers have inquired about it so many times that the Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently investigated, too.
Income level, living expenses, and repaying their own student loan debt prevents many parents from savings for the higher education expenses of their children, according to a survey from the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards (CFP Board). While 83 percent of the 1,003 parents surveyed are currently saving or have plans to start saving for their […]
"Measuring the job-market returns of college credentials is complex work, according to researchers who gathered here this week for a meeting on higher education data. That makes it challenging, or even risky, for policy makers to use those metrics to hold colleges accountable," Inside Higher Ed reports.
"[S]ome colleges do offer 'employment guarantees.' Understanding the promise—and motives—behind those efforts, though, turns out to be more complicated than the simple phrase suggests," according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.