Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt Surging above $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. (Associated Press via University Business) Education Colleges Cry Foul on Ratings A nonprofit Read more

Court upholds California affirmative action ban Affirmative action proponents took a hit Monday as a federal appeals court panel upheld California’s ban on using race, ethnicity and gender in admitting students to public colleges and universities. (Associated Press via University Business) To Enroll More Minority Students, Colleges Work Around the Courts No matter how the court acts, Read more

Colleges Shed Non-Core Operations Public universities across the U.S. have seen financial support from state governments decline, and have faced growing criticism for raising tuition to help cover the gap. That has prompted some to turn to the private sector for services beyond common areas such as bookstores and restaurants. (The Wall Street Journal) Universities Track Read more