Higher Education (College)

10:58am

Wed November 21, 2012
The Two-Way

As Talk Of Affirmative Action Heats Up, Asians Contemplate Their Position

Originally published on Thu November 22, 2012 10:35 am

Students walk through the University of Texas at Austin campus. A case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenges the school's consideration of race in its admissions.
Eric Gay AP

1:06pm

Thu November 1, 2012
The Two-Way

University Of Alabama Names First Woman President

Originally published on Thu November 1, 2012 1:19 pm

Judy Bonner, the University of Alabama's new president, when the school's championship football team visted the White House in April.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

8:06am

Wed October 24, 2012
The Two-Way

Equal Pay For Equal Work: Not Even College Helps Women

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 7:55 am

Barnard College graduates listen to President Barack Obama at commencement ceremonies on May 14, 2012.
Richard Drew AP

A startling new report finds freshly graduated college women will likely face this hurdle when entering the work world: they're worth less than equally educated men.

The American Association of University Women is releasing a new study that shows when men and women attend the same kind of college, pick the same major and accept the same kind of job, on average, the woman will still earn 82 cents to every dollar that a man earns.

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3:06pm

Thu October 11, 2012
Solve This

Obama, Romney on Higher Ed Help: Dueling Visions

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 3:13 pm

Gan Golan holds a ball and chain representing his college loan debt during at a Occupy DC event last year.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Many Americans today feel like they've lost or are losing their shot at a college education because paying for it often seems out of reach. So how big of an issue is this in the presidential campaign?

Here's what President Obama has done to help families pay for college: He negotiated a deal with Congress this summer that kept the interest rate on government-backed Stafford loans from doubling for 7.5 million students.

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6:34am

Thu October 11, 2012
Planet Money

College Costs More In America, But The Payoff Is Bigger

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 9:38 am

Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Students pay much more for a college education in the U.S. than they do in most other countries. But they also get a bigger return on their investment.

Here's a graphical breakdown comparing the cost and the payoff for a college education.

A few notes:

The data come from a recently published OECD report looking at educational data around the world. The cost of education includes tuition fees and living costs paid by the student, as well as earnings that students forgo by not working while they're in school.

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