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Our study, In Debt and In the Dark: It’s Time for Better Information on Student Loan Defaults, made two key points. First, we should hold colleges accountable for exceeding their expected default rates, rather than using a single rate for all colleges. Second, default rates are an important source of consumer information. But those are not the only two things we can learn from an examination ofContinue Reading »
One of the comments on last week’s post asked for a map of tuition. Below are maps of the enrollment-weighted, average tuition by state for (1) all colleges, (2) four-year colleges, and (3) two-year colleges.
There is a lot of interesting information buried in these maps, but three things jumped out at me.
First, tuition tends to be highest inContinue Reading »
The average tuition or the average debt load conveys a lot of important information. But averages can also obscure just how much variation there often is in the cost of higher education. Tuition is a good case in point. Below is a box and whisker plot of tuition at four-year colleges.
A quick refresher on reading a box and whisker plot for those of you who haven’t seen one in a while (skContinue Reading »
The Undergraduate Teaching Faculty The 2010-2011 HERI Faculty Survey , a survey of faculty at four-year universities by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, contains some interesting findings.Almost a quarter of professors at four-year universities do not consider teaching their “principal activity” (pg 19) The median teaching load is 2 courses per term (mean = 2.5) (pgContinue Reading »