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The President's New College Scorecard

Bill Destler | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Bill Destler

Let's continue to work for increased access and affordability in higher education, but let's also treasure the diversity and variety of educational experiences available to our young people. In that manner the nation's future needs will truly be best served.

Financial Aid for the Savvy Consumer

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
Mary Johnson

Most families tend to overestimate college costs, and with a little preparation and persistence you and your child will find a school that's within your financial reach. Here are some tips for getting started.

Does Lowering Cost Mean Lower Standards for Higher Education?

W. Kent Barnds | Posted 04.16.2013 | College
W. Kent Barnds

I suspect many parents of students considering college are paying close attention to the coverage and breathing a sigh of relief at the thought of decreases in college costs. However, this may be a classic case of caveat emptor.

No Beautification Without Education

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

College has turned into a business proposition. Students invest their time and money in exchange for a degree that will hopefully secure them a spot on the pathway to success.

Prestige Pressure Piles on Student Loan Debt

Bob Hildreth | Posted 03.25.2013 | College
Bob Hildreth

We believe that private colleges offer the ticket to a better life. But a closer look demonstrates a more expensive degree does not ensure a higher income after graduation.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Education and Job Training

Students Rising Above | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For too long, the national dialogue about college education has been focused on access and affordability. In fact, what's needed are comprehensive programs across the nation that enable promising students to overcome long odds and become dynamic contributors and role models.

College Is Expensive, But Still Worth It

Danny Levi | Posted 03.20.2013 | College
Danny Levi

Americans are starting to become disenchanted and doubtful about the value of a college education, and it's not hard to see why. But a college education is still worth it, even after all that.

8 Things I Miss About the Cold War

Jon Wiener | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Jon Wiener

It couldn't be a sadder thing to admit, given what happened in those years, but -- given what's happened in these years -- who can doubt that the America of the 1950s and 1960s was, in some ways, simply a better place than the one we live in now?

The Dark Side Of Paying For College

Posted 01.11.2013 | Black Voices

By Jarrett L. Carter, HBCU Digest Veona doesn’t remember her first encounter as an escort, but she vividly remembers the feeling of waiting by th...

Not The Worst Value Public Colleges (Corrected)

Posted 01.02.2013 | College

Editor's Note: A previously published article, based on Kiplinger's list of the "100 Best Value Colleges," misrepresented the last 10 colleges on that...

Should You Even Try to Save for College?

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 02.19.2013 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

If you haven't accomplished the earlier savings priorities, such as setting aside a rainy day fund or funding your retirement account, then stop beating yourself up over your lack of college savings. You're not there, yet.

Fiscal Cliffs in Higher Education

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 02.09.2013 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

Just as colleges and universities try to work through financial aid challenges with families to make a "good fit" all around for students, I hope our government will follow suit. Otherwise, we'll be atop the cliff no more.

Let's Improve First-Year Courses for College Students

Jeff Selingo | Posted 02.06.2013 | College
Jeff Selingo

If large universities fail to improve their first-year courses, they might just find themselves out of the business of education for the first two years of college.

Affordability in Higher Education Is Achievable

Debra Townsley | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Debra Townsley

As tuition of private educational institutions have outpaced inflation and the cost of living, one of the most encouraging developments is the emphasis placed on controlling the costs of education, often in novel ways overlooked in the past.

A Magic Number

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 02.04.2013 | College
The Cavalier Daily

Two prominent Republicans -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Florida Gov. Rick Scott -- share more than a first name. The governors also agree on the optimal price tag for a bachelor's degree: the appealingly round figure of $10,000.

Emory Students Occupy Admin Building To Protest Program Cuts | Posted 02.03.2013 | College

Emory University students occupied the campus administration building Tuesday afternoon to protest cuts to programs and staff. Gary Hauk, an Emory ...

Look At This Depressing Chart

Minyanville's Wall Street | Posted 02.02.2013 | College

Student debt levels have reached a new high -- rising $42 billion in the last quarter to $956 billion, according to a report this week from the New Yo...

Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts Is a Poor Investment

Tom Snyder | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Tom Snyder

Today's economy cannot support more art history or philosophy majors. Students and their parents must consider careers in STEM. That's where the jobs are and there is an inexpensive, quick way to qualify for these jobs -- enrolling at a community college.

Why Inequality Is Rising Under President Obama

Eric Zuesse | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

Last week, the economics firm A. Gary Shilling & Co. came out with a chart that Business Insider published on November 23rd, headlining "The Top 20% H...

Government Should Prioritize Slowing the Rise of the Cost of Education

The Swarthmore Phoenix | Posted 01.17.2013 | College
The Swarthmore Phoenix

A heavy tuition burden, especially at public schools, means that many students who would otherwise attend college cannot because of affordability. State governments have adopted the wrong attitude toward budget distribution.

Faculty, Students Take Issue With Excessive College Administrator Pay Amid Tuition Crisis

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

A 2010 study by University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene found that spending on administration has been outpacing funds for instruction a...

University Makes Bold Move

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.13.2012 | College

In a move called "innovative" by one higher-education official, the University of Toledo not only announced a freeze in academic and living costs but ...

Student Loans: The Haunting Reality

Kara King | Posted 01.12.2013 | Teen
Kara King

Student loans will mean that I will have to put off that trip to Europe, give up my dream apartment and be struggling financially for a while. I will be sacrificing a part of my future happiness for education.

Here's a 'Surprise' Tuition Is Set to Increase

Maura Kastberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maura Kastberg

As state funding is decreased, tuition is increased. So how can you protect yourself from the ever increasing cost? Here are five good tips to get you started.

When It Comes to College, the Rich Get Richer

Dr. Bonnie Snyder | Posted 12.31.2012 | College
Dr. Bonnie Snyder

So much for fair-minded visions of colleges and universities as elevated bastions of fairness, equity, and leveling of the playing field. Instead, colleges are now freely admitting the open secret that they tip the odds and open the door wider to welcome the well heeled.