Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

What is the Price of College? Total, Net, and Out-of-Pocket Prices by Type of Institution in 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

Covers three measures of the price of attendance at colleges based on 4 different types of institutions: public 2-year, public 4-year, private nonprofit 4-year, and for-profit.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Higher Education, Wages, and Polarization

Categories: Education-Higher,Income/Poverty

Finds one cause for growing labor market polarization in the wage gap between those with bachelors’ degrees and those with graduate degrees.  From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


Presidential Memorandum—Student Aid Bill of Rights

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Headlines,Presidency

Presidential document that provides support for students with education debt through creation of  state-of-the-art complaint and feedback system, additional protections for student loan borrowers, higher standards for loan servicers, and fairer treatment of struggling borrowers.  From the White House


Science and Engineering State Profiles

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics,Virginia Issues

Provides access to data on science and engineering personnel, finances, and state rankings.  Virginia ranks first among states for federal R&D spending by the Department of Homeland Security.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation


Estimated Outstanding Balance and Number of Borrowers with Outstanding Direct Loan or FFEL Loan as of Jan. 2015 by State

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Shows number of borrowers and total current debt by state.  From the White House


Fact Sheet: A Student Aid Bill of Rights: Taking Action to Ensure Strong Consumer Protections for Student Loan Borrowers

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education-Higher,Presidency

Describes the nature of the assistance that will be provided to student borrowers including a state-of-the-art complaint system and new steps to analyze student debt trends and recommend solutions.  From the White House


The Effects of Rising Student Costs in Higher Education: Evidence from Public Institutions in Virginia

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Analyzes the effects of withdrawal of public funding from Virginia’s institutions of higher education, especially in matters of access, and how institutions in Virginia have responded to this loss of state funding.  From Ithaka S&R with the cooperation of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.


Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Education,Education-Higher,Science/Technology

Helps users of educational technology understand how a given online service or app will collect and make use of customer information.  Includes checklist for evaluating terms of service agreements, warning signs to watch for, and recommendations for protecting yourself and your organization.  From the Privacy Technical Assistance Center of the U.S. Department of Education


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