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Ivy League or Bust?

Kristin Battista-Frazee | Posted 06.23.2016 | College
Kristin Battista-Frazee

My Facebook newsfeed for the past several weeks has been filled with graduation pictures and proud posts by parents about their child's college acceptance letters. It reminds me my daughter will start high school this coming fall and soon be applying to college.

The 17 Best Public Colleges In The Country

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.11.2014 | College

For the seventeenth year in a row, University of California-Berkeley is the top public school in America according to U.S. News and World. To put that...

Should You Go to College Close to Home?

Shoham Geva | Posted 02.15.2014 | College
Shoham Geva

I was genuinely concerned that being this close to home was going to impede my personal development as an adult.

Why State Universities Are Best

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.

Yes, College Is Worth It

Elizabeth Fishel | Posted 05.09.2013 | College
Elizabeth Fishel

With hefty deposits for college tuition due this month, the Bank of Mom and Dad may be feeling the pinch. But does college pay off in the long run? The answer is an unambiguous yes.

A Buyer’s Guide To American Colleges

The Morning News | Posted 11.26.2012 | College

A wise friend once told me that college should really be for learning how to do your own laundry, write a rent check, effectively pursue partners, use...

Neal Boortz Blames Public Schools For President Obama's Election

Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

Neal Boortz, conservative talk show host, denounced public school education at a Tea Party rally in Tampa Monday. During his speech at the Unity Ra...

Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities

Daniel Little | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Since the 1970s the share of the costs of a public college education funded by the taxpayer has dropped precipitously. Now it is typical for state appropriations to cover only 20 percent or less of the actual cost of education in a public university.

Want To Avoid Student Debt? Think Twice About State Schools

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money

Student debt weighing on your mind? You might be surprised about where the worst of it comes from. A recent Reuters analysis of student debt at var...

Public Colleges Outsourcing Some Services As States Slash Budgets

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business

Public colleges can't do it all, at least not when the economy is weak. More public colleges are farming out the non-educational aspects of their c...

10 Most Expensive Public Colleges For Out-Of-State Students

Posted 08.22.2011 | College

Going to a state school to cut down on tuition? According to US News and World Report, for out-of-state students, some public universities can be qui...