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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Use of Private Loans by Postsecondary Students: Selected Years 2003-04 through 2011-12

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics

Examines the use of private education loans by both undergraduate and graduate students during three different recent years and how use of private loans has changed.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


New American Undergraduates: Enrollment Trends and Age at Arrival of Immigrant and Second-Generation Students

Categories: Asian Americans,Education-Higher,Hispanics,Statistics

Profiles the enrollment and demographic characteristics of undergraduates who are immigrants or children of immigrants.  Focuses on Asian and Hispanic undergraduates.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Income/Poverty,Statistics

Press release with links to spreadsheet of statistics.  Shows typical earnings of graduates of thousands of career training programs offered in the U.S.  Finds that graduates  of programs at public colleges and universities fare better than those who attend comparable programs at for-profit institutions.  From the U.S. Department of Education


Employment Status of Postsecondary Completers in 2009: Examination of Credential Level and Occupational Credentials

Categories: Careers,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Examines the rates of employment of students who do and do not earn a postsecondary credential.  Also looks at the percent of students who get a job related to their field of study.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2015-16; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2014-15; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2014-15: First Look (Provisional Data)

Categories: Education-Higher,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

A revised version of a preliminary report first released in July 2016.  From the National Center for Education Statistics


Virginia Higher Education Budget Amendment Recommendations

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues

Presents budget amendment recommendations from the Council of Higher Education to the General Assembly for the 2017 legislative session.  From the State Council of Higher Education


Policy Considerations for a Student Loan Refinancing Authority

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues’

Reviews various means by which the state of Virginia could be involved in student loan refinancing.  Presents loan refinancing models used in other states and a list of issues to consider by members of the legislature. From the State Council of Higher Education


Alternative Tuition or Fee Structures

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Prices/Inflation,Virginia Issues$file/RD447.pdf

Discusses the financial incentives and benefits that might be offered to public colleges and universities for providing innovative tuition or fee strategies to in-state first-time full-time incoming freshmen to lower costs of attendance.  From the State Council of Higher Education


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