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Document Number: 10810

In Debt and In the Dark: It's Time for Better Information on Student Loan Defaults - With college loan default rates soaring, this brief indicates the federal government could do a better of job of gathering, measuring and reporting default data. As a result, students and their families are often left in the dark and some institutions of higher education are allowed to avoid accountability. The report examines default rates at American colleges and demonstrates how using input-adjusted rates can indicate if schools are doing better—or worse—than expected in preparing their students for success. (Education Sector, June 2013)...

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