What’s Causing Student Debt? Lasell College President Michael Alexander Breaks It Down

Today we’re talking about something that affects 44 million people across the U.S. today: student debt.

But is student debt really the problem? According to Michael Alexander, President of Lasell College, it may be merely a symptom of a greater problem.

To find out what’s behind national student debt, we had Jill Norton of Abt Associates interview Michael Alexander about what he, as a college president, thinks is the root of the problem.

Want to learn more?
Listen to the whole series, Challenges & Solutions for Student Financial Aid & Debt.

*Note: The figures in this interview were pulled from a report released in October 2016, the most current data at the time of the interview. In August 2017, a new report was released by Experian, which noted that U.S. student debt has now reached an all-time high of $1.4 trillion, with an average of $34,000 per borrower. This is the data referenced in the first episode of this series, How (And What) Are Students Paying for College?

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.