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First Posted: 07/19/10 01:00 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

Is college worth its cost? A few years ago, professors Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus began investigating this question through interviews with students, government officials and higher education administrators. Along the way, they identified a handful of schools that they thought were performing well -- and might be worth writing a check to. See the Chronicle of Higher Education for their full list.

Berea College
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Students work their way through this Kentucky college with campus jobs. Meals come from a school farm, and most of the student body is from low-income families.
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