October 22, 2012
Total Higher Education Enrollment Fell in 2011Total Higher Education Enrollment Fell in 2011
Data from two new reports from the National Center for Education Statistics show that the total number of students enrolled in American colleges and universities fell 0.2 percent in fall 2011, despite increases in institutionally funded scholarships and fellowships provided by public and private non-profit colleges and universities. 

GASB Pension Allocation Requirements Affect Public Institutions

The GASB’s new guidance in Statement No. 68, “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions,” takes effect in FY15 and will impact all public higher education institutions with employees in defined-benefit pension plans. NACUBO will offer professional development programs addressing associated issues throughout FY13. 

Lifetime Earnings: College Graduates Still Earn More

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, those with a bachelor’s degree still see the financial returns of their education investment. The field of the degree and occupation plays a big role in understanding the large variance between the lifetime earnings of bachelor’s degree recipients.

New Report Questions Equity and Efficiency of Student Loan Income-Based Repayment Policies

The New America Foundation released a new report that questions the efficacy of the new federal student loan income-based repayment (IBR) policies. Specifically, the foundation tackles the impact of the most recent changes in IBR policies authorized under the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and finds that high income borrowers and graduate student loan recipients who obtain high-paying jobs after graduation stand to gain the most from IBR.



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