Education

The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to an education. Though the federal government has set some academic standards, education policy is set largely at the state and local levels. State...
Attending a university has become more and more expensive, American students more than ever must turn to grants, scholarships, and other aid to help afford higher education. Many schools can offer...
Student loan debt, the second largest consumer debt category in the United States after home mortgages, reached an all time high of $1.6 trillion in 2020, roughly equivalent to the GDP of South...
In the 2020 presidential election, college graduates preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump by a 55%-42% margin, according to University of Virginia exit polls. Students who are attending college tend...
A recent Pew survey found that two-thirds of Democrats or those who lean left feel that colleges and universities have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country. On the other side...
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a heightened sense of uncertainty about many aspects of American life, including higher education. Classes at American colleges and universities have resumed, though...
Total overall student debt in the United States reached $1.6 trillion in June 2019, six times higher than in 2004. While students are having a hard time paying for college, getting a degree can still...
The average annual cost of attending a private, four-year college or university climbed from less than $10,000 to more than $43,000 between 1986 and 2018. Even after accounting for inflation, tuition...
The average annual earnings of a worker with a bachelor’s degree is about $78,000, or $33,000 higher than the average salary of a worker with no more than a high school diploma, according to the...
An aide to President-elect Joe Biden informed the media on Jan. 8 that the incoming administration plans to ask Congress to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt per borrower and also extend the...
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the typical American worker with a bachelor’s degree earns about $26,000 more per year than a worker with just a high school diploma. Additionally, the...