Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

Steinhardt Institute Fellows Liang Zhang (NYU) & Tatiana Melguizo (USC) reflect on Class of 2020 Student Debt Report


From Diverse Issues in Higher Education:  "The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) recently released a report on student debt loads among borrowers who graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree from public and private non-profit colleges. Key findings from the report, titled “Student Debt and the Class of 2020,” noted that debt at many institutions stayed high amid the pandemic, though with regional and institutional differences."

Liang Zhang (NYU Professor of Higher Education) is quoted raising considerations including the debt-burden for students who do not graduate, borrowing trends at for-profit colleges, and the question of private loans; while Tatiana Melguizo (USC Rossier School of Education Professor) offers reflections on barriers to college for underrepresented and undocumented students, especially in light of the pandemic, and the varying economic value of degrees by institution type.  

Read the full article here!