On Monday, US News & World Report released its annual ranking of the nation’s top colleges, from large research universities to small liberal arts schools. US News calculates its rank based on six categories that are each weighted differently: Student Achievement (40%), Faculty Resources (20%), Expert Opinion (20%), Financial Resources ( 10%), student excellence (7%) …

Most of the losses come from income-based repayment programs that include debt forgiveness at the end. No one has ever put a number on it until now. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. In 2009, the U.S. government got into the business of reckless lending, whatever, to college students, even older students with risky credit …