Notes in the Margins: Amiable jocks, overhauling accreditation and opening the Ivies

Default rate for repayment of for-profit college loans hits 25 percent About one-quarter of students who took out federal loans to attend for-profit colleges defaulted within three years of starting repayment, according to a new federal analysis. (Washington Post)

Plea to Expand Enrollment at Top Colleges Would making more freshman slots available at Harvard, Yale and Stanford ease the pressures on those seeking to occupy them? (New York Times)

Americans Care More About College Affordability Than Tax Cuts and Social Security According to a recent survey, more Americans believe making higher education more affordable would be an effective means of helping those who are struggling economically than preserving social security and cutting taxes for the middle class. (The Huffington Post)

Looking for Amiable Jocks Job seekers should covet leadership development opportunities such as those at Enterprise, but so many graduating college seniors overlook such programs because they choose a job based on its industry, rather than the development opportunity for the employee. (Wall Street Journal)

Advisory Panel Hears Concerns as It Again Considers Changes to Accreditation More federal oversight of accreditation is practically inevitable given the growing amount of federal money pouring into colleges, the panel's vice chairman said. (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Flurry of Data as Rules Near for Commercial Colleges As the United States Department of Education gets closer to issuing its final regulations on commercial colleges’ eligibility for the federal student aid that provides the bulk of their revenue, a flurry of new reports and litigation are being filed in advance of important policy decisions for the schools. (New York Times)

Before you keep reading ...

MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.