Campus Data on Private Loans

June 29, 2006

The database includes campus-by-campus data on the total student loan debt of graduating seniors. The numbers come from the Common Data Set, and are reported by the campuses to the various publishers of college guides. The instructions to campuses tell them to include private loans in the total. But at a recent meeting between campus data-keepers and the...

Economic Diversity in the News

June 14, 2006

"Working Class Students Feel the Pinch" in the Chronicle of Higher Education on June 9. This article is about how the financial aid formula can work against working-class students who work hard to pay for school.

Some campuses release additional economic diversity data

June 1, 2006

Another source of useful data on college students' family income is the CIRP Freshman Survey, developed by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA. Each year, colleges across the country administer the CIRP survey to their incoming freshmen, asking them about a range of topics, including family income. HERI compiles the responses into a national report. Each participating...