Facts behind the Bubble

by Jane S. Shaw

“It’s likely that all interested and qualified students are already enrolling in college,” writes the Pope Center’s Jenna Ashley Robinson as she starts a series of graph-illustrated articles about components of what appears to be a college bubble. If she is right, then the nation’s push for more college graduates is eerily parallel to the expansion of subprime mortgages that underlay the housing bubble. In the article, Jenna provides charts showing the rise in college enrollment; 70 percent of all high-school graduates enter college. Many of these students are probably not suited to university-level work; how many additional students will be college-ready?

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