Student Debt in the United States: Rhetoric vs Reality

  • Sandy Baum
Keywords: USA, debt, loans

Abstract

The general notion of a student debt “crisis” in the United States is rooted in misperceptions. The problems lie largely with students who leave school without a credential, with those who attend for-profit institutions, and with older adults returning to school—not with young, four-year college graduates.

Author Biography

Sandy Baum

Sandy Baum is a fellow at the Urban Institute, Washington, DC, US.

Published
2018-03-29
How to Cite
Baum, S. (2018). Student Debt in the United States: Rhetoric vs Reality. International Higher Education, 2(93), 16-18. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.0.93.10429
Section
Loans and Debt: Policies and Consequences

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