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Federal Regulation to Reduce College Costs: The Big Lie

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's populist rhetoric bashing colleges on cost and accountability was surely a crowd-pleaser; and there's just enough truth in his criticism to make his plan seem, at the very least, important if not brilliant. But the plan masks a big lie. Actually, several big lies.

LOOK: This Chart Will Freak Out Every Mom And Dad In America

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business

Over the past three decades, the inflation-adjusted income of the median American family has basically remained stagnant. The same can’t be said of ...

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.

Metro Areas Take on College Affordability

Noël Harmon | Posted 09.02.2012 | College
Noël Harmon

It's kudos to Congress for extending reduced interest rates on student loans. But the real story on college affordability has yet to break -- and when it does, it won't be from Capitol Hill. Watch metro areas across the map if you want to see it.

Proof Is in: Public Universities Are Economic Powerhouses for States

Michael A. McRobbie | Posted 06.09.2012 | College
Michael A. McRobbie

Rising costs and student debt threaten the foundation of public universities. We all need to work together to ensure that a four-year college degree remains within the grasp of all qualified students.

The College Debt Bubble

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.08.2012 | College
Jason Stanford

Going to a state college was once a middle-class entitlement, but now that degree is a luxury item.

The Two Big University Lies: Why the University of California Wants to Promote Virtual Slums

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bob Samuels

The type of policy universities need to improve their fiscal health and the quality of their educational offerings would require an honest look at how schools actually make and lose money.

Controlling Higher Education Costs by Curtailing Specialized Programs

Russell K. Osgood | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Russell K. Osgood

In the last 30 years, higher education programs have expanded to embrace a panoply of sub- departments. Universities overpromise and under-deliver in many cases with their specialized programs.

Report: College May Become Unaffordable For Most Americans

New York Times | Tamar Lewin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The rising cost of college -- even before the recession -- threatens to put higher education out of reach for most Americans, according to the annual ...