Student Loans and Direct Marketing

January 8, 2008

I graduated from college last June, and I still use my mother's house as my permanent address for important mail. I got a call from her one day yelling at me for not taking care of my student loans, because Nelnet had sent me letters with an insignia that resembled a government seal, and bright red "2nd attempt" and "final notice" warnings emblazoned on the front. I didn’t...

A Questionable Arrangement

May 31, 2007

Robert Shireman, the founder and president of The Institute, has been guest-blogging for Higher Ed Watch, a higher education news and policy initiative from the New America Foundation. Here's an excerpt from "A Questionable Arrangement".

2004-05 economic diversity data available

October 18, 2006

The entire Economic Diversity of Colleges web site has been updated with the best available information for the 2004-05 school year. Institutional profiles reflect the new information with fresh charts and graphs, and the new data has been added to the comparison tool as well as the institutional data pages. We welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions about this update...