In the News

In addition to occasionally writing articles for a broad audience, I am frequently quoted by local and national news outlets discussing my own research as well as key state and national higher education issues. Below are recent examples of me in the news.

My Commentary and Analysis
Why Accountability Efforts in Higher Education Often Fail.The Conversation, February 22, 2018.
A Look at Pell Grant Recipients’ Graduation Rates.Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), October 25, 2017.
America’s Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2017.Washington Monthly, September/October 2017.
Examining Variations in Marriage Rates across Colleges.Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), July 17, 2017.
How Much Do For-Profit Colleges Rely on Federal Funds?Brown Center Chalkboard (Brookings), January 12, 2017.
What Trump Might Mean for Higher-Ed Finance.The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 10, 2016. 
About My Research
Fewer Young College Graduates are Moving Than a Decade Ago.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, January 23, 2018.
LSU’s ‘Lazy River’ and the Student-Fee Sham.” Naomi Schaefer Riley, The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2017.
Should College Students Have to Pay Fees That Go to Groups They Don’t Support?” Jon Marcus, The Washington Post, October 29, 2017.
Which Colleges Give You the Most for Your Money? Depends on How You Measure It.” George Anders, The Wall Street Journal, October 22, 2017.
Tuition Covered, but Challenges Remain, for Students in MATC’s ‘Promise’ Program.” Nico Savidge, Wisconsin State Journal, August 27, 2017.
The Hidden Cost of College: Rising Student Fees.” Jeff Selingo, The Washington Post, August 24, 2017.
Michigan Colleges Often Miss Mark on Student Living Costs, Study Shows.” Brian McVicar, Grand Rapids Press, July 28, 2017.
A Punishment that Doesn’t Work.” Ashley Smith, Inside Higher Ed, July 20, 2017.
Study: Increased Credit Hours’ Impact on Graduation Rates ‘Very Limited.’” Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, July 20, 2017.
Study: Harris County Colleges Likely Overestimate Costs to Live in Region.” Lindsay Ellis, Houston Chronicle, July 12, 2017.
How Colleges Give Students a Flawed Sense of Living Costs.” Ben Myers, The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 10, 2017.
Quoted in the Media
Student Loan Borrowers With High Debts Aren’t Making Progress Repaying Them.” Jillian Berman, MarketWatch, February 20, 2018.
Few Surprises in White House Budget.“Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, February 13, 2018.
U-M Socks Away Millions in Endowment as Families Face Rising Tuition.” Matthew Dolan and David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, February 2, 2018.
Why is it So Difficult to Figure Out How Much You’re Going to Pay for College.” Jeff Selingo, The Washington Post, January 19, 2018.
Graduate Students Escaped Tax Increases, But They Still Feel a Target on Their Backs.” Erica Green, The New York Times, December 19, 2017.
Reversal on Graduate Lending.” Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed, December 11, 2017.
House GOP Takes First Step in Rewriting Higher Education Act.” Benjamin Wermund, Politico, December 4, 2017.
Higher Education Act Proposal Primes Fight Over Future of Colleges.” Douglas Belkin and Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2017.
GOP Tax Plan Could Hit Students Hard.” Michelle Hackman, The Wall Street Journal, November 30, 2017.
GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants.” Adam Harris, The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 17, 2017.
Are You First Gen? Depends on Who’s Asking.” Rochelle Sharpe, The New York Times, November 3, 2017.
College Tuition is Still Getting More Expensive.” Katie Lobosco, CNN Money, October 25, 2017.
Study: Over Half of For-Profit Students Defaulted on Loans.” Maria Danilova, The Associated Press, October 5, 2017.
I joined Bryan Alexander’s “Future Trends Forum” series in November 2017 to discuss higher education insiders’ views on key policy issues.
I was a panelist on PBS’s “Point Taken” show in April 2016 to discuss whether college is worth the price tag.
I was a panelist on MSNBC’s “All In With Chris Hayes” show in August 2013 to discuss Washington Monthly magazine’s college rankings.