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Is Scott Walker Attacking Public Colleges For His Presidential Run?

New York Times | Posted 02.17.2015 | College

MADISON, Wis. — Atop a steep hill on the University of Wisconsin campus is a granite boulder affixed with a bronze plaque honoring the university sy...

Student Tuition Now Officially Pays More Than States For Public College Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2015 | College

Students now pay more of the cost of attending public universities than state governments, according to a recent Government Accountability Office repo...

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Where You Go To College

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.20.2014 | College

There are a lot of opinions about where you should go to college. A lot of those opinions are probably wrong -- at least the ones based on myths about...

The 14 Best Public Colleges For Your Money

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 07.29.2014 | College

Fiske Guide to Colleges released its annual list of "best buy" schools last week, selecting the 14 public colleges and universities in the U.S., Canad...

Tyler Kingkade

ASU Says Starbucks Partnership Isn't About Making Up For Budget Cuts | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.17.2014 | College

Representatives from Arizona State University insisted Tuesday that the school's new partnership with Starbucks was not struck to make up for budget c...

Here's How Much It'd Cost To Launch A Radical New Tuition Model

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.16.2014 | College

The first government examination of a radical new tuition model called "Pay It Forward" was presented to lawmakers in Oregon last week, explaining for...

Why Isn't It 'Worth It' To Make College Cheap Again?

Washington Monthly | Posted 06.05.2014 | College

Now, since it’s college graduation time, it’s also the season for the annual “is college worth it” discussion. No one is actually willing t...

Number Of Public College Presidents Making More Than $1 Million Doubles | Posted 05.18.2014 | College

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before,...

Public Colleges Used To Be The Cheap Option. Now? Not So Much

Stateline | Adrienne Lu | Posted 05.15.2014 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. Once public university tuition goes up, it rarely, if ever, goes d...

Yup, States Are Still Cutting Funding For Higher Education

stateline | Sandy Johnson | Posted 05.01.2014 | College

The following comes to us courtesy of Stateline, where it was originally published. The recession is over. So why are some states still cutting fun...

The Public Colleges That Pay Off The Most

Posted 03.26.2014 | College

Newsflash: college is expensive, even at public universities. But there are some state schools that pay off more than others. A new ranking releas...

How Public Colleges Were Crowded Out, Beaten Up, And Failed To Fight Back

The Chronicle Of HIgher Education | Posted 03.03.2014 | College

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay. But somewhere along the line, ove...

Why Public Colleges Cost More

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

What's pushing our costs up? Obviously, inflation is a factor. So is the age of our buildings: the older the college, the creakier its buildings, the higher the maintenance. But the biggest part of our budget -- 75 percent -- goes to personnel costs.

The Danger of 'Efficiency': Don't Shut Out First-Generation College Students

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Cynthia Huggins

As is often the case with first-generation college students, my family lived paycheck-to-paycheck and had never been able to save any money to help put me or my siblings through college.

Public Universities Leaving Poor In The Dust

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 09.13.2013 | College

By Marian Wang, ProPublicaThis story was co-published with The Chronicle of Higher Ed...

Reversing The Trend of Slashing Public University Budgets

Robert L. Caret | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Robert L. Caret

If public colleges and universities did nothing other than educate millions of students, they would be indispensable to the American economy. But their importance extends far beyond that, as they have become vital engines of innovation, conducting much of the research that leads to scientific breakthroughs and to new products and jobs.

The Student Loan Debt Problem: Focus on Public Colleges

Daniel Luzer | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Daniel Luzer

Which colleges are really to blame for the $1 trillion worth of student debt America holds? The worst offenders are probably for-profit colleges. The real source of America's student debt problem, however, is the country's public colleges and universities.

Pedagogy of the Depressed

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 06.09.2013 | College
Joseph A. Palermo

Can students really be taught critical thinking, civics, and citizenship skills in a standardized format that values conformity? Will relying on MOOCs and automation in the long-term turn professors into "delivery managers" and students into automatons and passive consumers rather than citizens?

Warning: America's Education Edge Is Eroding

| Jon Marcus | Posted 03.06.2013 | College

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. The amount b...

Creating a New Model of Shared Services: Dual -- Not Dueling -- Campus Leadership

Candace Vancko | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Candace Vancko

Anticipating my reaction to leaving the campus that I had been leading for 13 years, the provost said, "No, you're not leaving Delhi. We want you to be president of both campuses." This unconventional move was inspired by a mandate across SUNY to do more with less.

Improving College Affordability: The Ball Is in the States' Courts

Elsa Nunez | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Elsa Nunez

The excitement that typically surrounds college acceptance letters coming into households around the country is now being tempered by more than a little trepidation. The cost of college combined with a troubled economy means tough choices for prospective students.

The 10 Best State Schools

Posted 12.17.2012 | College

Want to go to college in your state but don't want to break the bank? You might want to check out your local state college. (Although, you still migh...

More Campuses Freeze Or Cut Tuition As Backlash Continues

| Jon Marcus | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. As public anger over college costs continue, and legislators in some st...

Out-Of-State, International Students Used To Fill Budget Gaps (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.13.2012 | College

When states cut funding to public higher education, universities usually raise tuition. That's nothing new. What is new is the trend of administrators...

30 Celebs Who Attended Public Colleges

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman, Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.05.2012 | College

Many celebrities have attended public colleges, trudging along the campus paths and sitting in the same dinning halls as students do today. Though...