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Mon Jul 13, 2015, 11:11 AM

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2015/07/09/these-20-schools-are-responsible-for-a-fifth-of-all-graduate-school-debt/

Getting an advanced degree doesn’t come cheap, which is why graduate students carry nearly half of all student debt. But it turns out that a handful of schools are responsible for a large share of that money.

A new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that 20 universities received one-fifth, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of loans the government gave graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year. Those schools, however, only educate 12 percent of all graduate students.


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Reply These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt (Original post)
geardaddy Jul 2015 OP
shenmue Jul 2015 #1
Igel Jul 2015 #5
shenmue Jul 2015 #6
liberal N proud Jul 2015 #2
Journeyman Jul 2015 #3
geardaddy Jul 2015 #4

Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 11:13 AM

1. Seems about six of them are physical schools

The rest of them seem to be scams.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 02:18 PM

5. I was teacher-trained online.

It was a weird experience, but it worked. Observations were coordinated through the on-line place, there was student teaching. I wound up better prepared, to be honest, than some people who went through the same sort of post-BA training in person, mostly because the program insisted that I physically be present not in the classroom of the instructor but in the classrooms of actual teachers teaching my or related topics.

They can be scams. They don't need to be. (Walden, which I had never heard of, is huge. Can't find that they even have a physical presence, but they sort of make up for the fact that their student body is all over the place. They have "residencies", several-day meet-ups in various cities and countries to get the students and their instructors together, whether for tutoring, counselling, or dissertation review/revising. Very strange. But since a lot of the students appear to be full-time already, not unreasonable.)

A number of brick-and-mortar universities also have similar kinds of on-line certification and degree programs, some targeted for in-state students, some for US students, others for international students. My wife took some courses through NAU (Northern Arizona). Oddly, they required that she update her immunizations just in case she ever step foot on their campus.

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Response to Igel (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 03:20 PM

6. True, some online schools are good.

Others are not.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 11:15 AM

2. Most of them are corporate colleges

With buildings they have leased all over the country and not a real campus.

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Response to geardaddy (Original post)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 11:38 AM

3. I thought Walden U was the fictitious place Zonker Harris and the gang attended . . .

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 13, 2015, 01:43 PM

4. Walden, Capella and University of Phoenix are all way expensive

for what they provide.

I'm sure a similar survey on undergraduate diploma mills would turn up places like Art Institute International and others like it.

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