President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America’s middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.
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American women born in the early 1980s – a generation dubbed Millennials – are 33 percent more likely to earn a college degree by the age of 27 than their male peers.
The rapidly swelling cost of student loan debt is not being inflated simply by unaffordable undergraduate and associate degrees – 40 percent of the $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt paid for expensive post-graduate and professional degrees.
A new study has found that more companies want college graduates to fill open positions.
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center has found that the gap between salaries of those with college degrees and those without them is growing.
Only 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.
Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama’s efforts to get the United States on track to have the highest percentage of college graduates by 2020.
American students continue to borrow more and more money to pay for increasing college costs, but the number of graduates paying them back is declining.
Millions of college graduates are already in the red as soon as they get out into the “real world.”