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Cost of Higher Education

The Unintended Consequences of Free Tuition Proposals

Gary A. Olson | Posted 01.25.2017 | College
Gary A. Olson

Standing beside senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made national news when he announced this mon...

Free college explained in a global context

The Conversation US | Posted 01.16.2017 | Education
The Conversation US

By Jason Lane, University at Albany, State University of New York New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently pledged to make undergraduate education ...

The High Cost of Pursuing a Dream to be a Veterinarian

The Conversation US | Posted 12.16.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Julie Funk, Michigan State University The increasing cost of higher education and the resultant impact on student debt has received wide attention...

Higher Education: The Stubbornly High Cost of Doing Business

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.17.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

In The Hechinger Report's recent article, "University Bureaucracies Grew 15 Percent During the Recession, Even as Budgets Were Cut and Tuition Increas...

The Real Cost of Attending College Is Higher Than You Think

Quora | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education

What tips do you have for financially struggling students and would-be students? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where co...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine Secretary Ravitch

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"In my view, historians will look on this era as a period of failed mandates, of willful and ignorant attacks on public education and the education pr...

Do Donations Tied to Scholarships Increase Tuition?

Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz | Posted 09.28.2016 | Education
Rabbi Dan Ehrenkrantz

The cost of higher education has reached the point where the House Ways and Means Committee had hearings in September of 2016 about the uses of college endowments. During the hearing Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), chairman of the Ways and Means Oversight committee, asked whether the tax code should be used to encourage people to donate money specifically for scholarships at universities.

The New Face of the Textbook Monopoly

Ethan Senack | Posted 10.26.2016 | College
Ethan Senack

Today, the Student PIRGs released a new report titled Access Denied that investigates the concerning growth of online access codes in college classroo...

States' Obsession with College Access Threatens Graduation Success

Bob Hildreth | Posted 09.15.2016 | Education
Bob Hildreth

Have you ever wondered why enrollment in college has continued to rise despite tuition increasing at such a fast rate? While the economic recovery and...

Alma Mater: The Nourishing Mother

Michael Benson | Posted 09.06.2016 | Education
Michael Benson

There is a certain rhythm to the academic year that comes with working in higher education. Events and dates serve as markers to the beginning and en...

Want College to be Affordable? Start with Pell Grants

The Conversation US | Posted 08.01.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

By Donald E. Heller, University of San Francisco In her speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton talked about free co...

GOP's Approach to Reducing College Debt is Wrong-Headed

John W. Traphagan | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
John W. Traphagan

A recent study by the Bookings Institution raised questions about the extent to which students who graduate from college are actually facing the kind ...

ROI And The Value Of Higher Education

John A. Roush | Posted 07.13.2016 | Education
John A. Roush

Are we headed down the wrong path to look at a college degree only in terms of dollars and cents? Should learning be reduced to a focus on its monetary value?

Ideas To Help Corporations Innovate Like Startups

Craig Zamary | Posted 06.30.2016 | Business
Craig Zamary

"It's not just a problem at companies known for poor management. Even businesses that are well versed in the best management practices can, without realizing it, generate an environment hostile to innovation."

A Coach for Every Low Income Student

Jim McCorkell | Posted 06.14.2016 | College
Jim McCorkell

Do you remember what inspired you to go to college? Take a minute, think back, and see if you can recall the specific moment. Maybe it was your firs...

Student Debt? Economy? What's Behind Drop In College Enrollment?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.13.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Reporting in CNN Money, Heather Long notes that college enrollments have been dropping since 2010. By the fall of 2014, they were more than 800,000 fewer students than in 2010.

Student Loan Debt: Is College Tuition Worth the Cost?

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.07.2016 | College

By Charlene Oldham, Contributor As many 2016 high school graduates prepare for college, many students are wondering if they should go to college at ...

Access, Affordability and Survival in American Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 06.06.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) published its report on tuition and revenue trends last month. NACUBO su...

How College Kills Purpose

Zach Mercurio | Posted 05.24.2016 | College
Zach Mercurio

Students, by actively choosing for themselves not to try and fit into what society has prescribed for them, may indeed be at the forefront of our species' advancement. They may be the thinkers, innovators, and trailblazers. For they have asked "why." It's time for colleges to do the same.

An Open Letter to America's Rising Scholars, Low-Income Graduates of 2016

Jim McCorkell | Posted 05.19.2016 | College
Jim McCorkell

I am curious; did you scan the crowd at your graduation ceremony and wonder how many of your fellow graduates grew up low income? Did you spend a minute thinking about the low-income peers who began the first year of college with you but slipped away as you persisted? I know I had.

Dissatisfaction That Launched a Company

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Carol J. Carter

One of GlobalMindED's core beliefs is that the effective use of technology in and out of the classroom has the best potential to deepen learning from kindergarten through college--and thereby increase access, equity and opportunity for students of all backgrounds.

Tuition in Wonderland: Higher Education Funding in Europe and the United States

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 03.29.2016 | Education
Kurt Ellenberger

College tuition and student loans have been in the news a great deal in recent years, largely because of the alarming amount of student debt in the Un...

Are the Arts and Humanities Worth Your Investment? Making the Case for Our Shared Health and Wealth

Christine Henseler | Posted 03.25.2016 | Business
Christine Henseler

Our shared belief in the benefits of the Arts and Humanities can be found in the practices of our institutions of higher learning, in our communities, our businesses, and our next generation of young people.

A Game Changer for Students and Counselors

Julie Vivian | Posted 03.23.2016 | Education
Julie Vivian

As an advisor, I can forward on every scholarship opportunity in the world and encourage my students to apply for any program they find, but with increasing competition and even higher expectations, it is very difficult to rely on "winning" scholarship money or qualifying for grants amongst a field of so many other competitive applicants.

What's 'Free'? Democrats Espousing a Republican Worldview

Kathleen Frydl | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Frydl

In spite of the impressive achievements tuition-free public higher education and other programs like it, Secretary Clinton and the Democrats affiliated with her campaign continue to subvert the political conversation by characterizing tax revenues spent on ordinary Americans as "free," denigrating these programs as some sort of hand-out.