iOS app Android app

Cost of Higher Education

I Learned Nothing in College

Sarah Rose Attman | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Sarah Rose Attman

As I reflect on my undergraduate experience, I feel that it was a colossal waste of time. My memories are a vague blur of hanging out with friends and cramming for exams --forgetting all the information on my way out the door.

10 Reasons Why College Should be Abolished

Michael Price | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For previous generations, the formula actually worked. Students enrolled into universities that were affordable, they gained marketable skills and they earned good jobs.

College Textbooks Don't Need to Break the Bank: 10 Tips to Save You Money

Nicole Allen | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Nicole Allen

Even though textbook prices can be pretty outrageous, there are many ways to reduce how much you spend. Being smart about how you shop could save you hundreds of dollars this year.

Shortchanging Our Own Future

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

To win the future, we should be providing incentives to encourage our youths to pursue professional careers that are suffering from labor shortages, instead of making education more costly and taxing for them.

Higher Ed Slims Down

Kitty Dare | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Kitty Dare

Higher education in America fails mostly for the same reason people get fat. It takes a lot of hard work to be successful no matter how you go about it. But there are options.

Ivory Tower: The Increasing Costs and Decreasing Benefits of Higher Education

Nell Minow | Posted 06.27.2014 | Education
Nell Minow

Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, looks at higher education today, especially the vertiginously escalating tuition costs and the consequences of those costs, from crushing debt burdens on young graduates to the compromises schools make to attract students who are able to pay full price.

Think College Costs Too Much? Thank the Government.

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

I am not going to argue that a four-year college education isn't expensive. It is. I won't argue that its return on investment makes it worthwhile, although it surely does. I also cannot argue that increasing the number of administrators doesn't increase the cost of a higher education. It does.

70 Years After the GI Bill, We Need a Similar Investment

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Education
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he'd never have been able to go to college.

Let's Be Clear: College Isn't Right for Everyone, But It's the Key to Socioeconomic Mobility

Nancy A. Roseman | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Nancy A. Roseman

Let me be clear. College is not right for everyone, but it undisputedly remains the ticket to socioeconomic mobility. We need to stop debating its value, and instead focus on ensuring more students have access to college.

Lean Education: What College Students Can Learn From Lean Startups

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Michael B. Fishbein

It's a quintessential startup story: An entrepreneur spends months, if not years, and more money than they can afford to lose building and launching a...

Ivory Tower and the Crippling Cost of Higher Education (VIDEO)

Rob Feld | Posted 06.13.2014 | College
Rob Feld

In Andrew Rossi's new documentary, Ivory Tower, Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) explores the rising cost of a college education in America and asks the unfortunate question, Is it worth it?

Gourmet Climbing Walls and the Wolves of Old Main: Why Higher Ed May Need a New Rating System

Steven Conn | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Steven Conn

If the college was once modeled on the monastery, over the last two decades or so many campuses have transformed themselves into versions of Club Med.

The Arts and Humanities Are Alive and Well -- Just Watch the Millennials

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

Let's stop talking about the death or decline of the arts and humanities. Let's explicitly engage with its rebirth.

Elite Education Is Affordable After All! (Just Not for Americans)

Steve Nelson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Under the banner of globalism or multiculturalism, American educational institutions are engaged in a tangled and controversial web of international arrangements.

Measuring the 'Value' of Higher Education

Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2014 | College
Michelle Asha Cooper, Ph.D.

In nearly all aspects of life, we want our time and money spent well. Same is true for those in pursuit of higher education.

College for the Rich

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Carlos, along with millions of others, is realizing that because of our unwillingness to fund public higher education, the promise of college is a lie.

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

The New Gender Gap: It's Not What You Might Expect

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Jack E. Kosakowski

For decades, women were underrepresented in American universities and the U.S. is still working to find more balance in its workforce. But could the status quo be flipped on its head in our lifetime?

International Summit Focuses on Transforming College Opportunities

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

On April 9 &10, global leaders in higher education and the corporate sector from China, Ireland, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, France (and the U.S.)...

Do the Math: Free Public Higher Education Should be Considered

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 05.28.2014 | Education
Susan Meisenhelder

The notion of free public higher education might elicit scoffs upon initial suggestion, but given the soaring student loan debts, the idea is one that begs further investigation.

College Scorecards and the Liberal Arts

Thomas A. Kazee | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Thomas A. Kazee

President Obama is right to emphasize greater access to college for historically underserved populations, but this is not the way to achieve that goal.

Does She Work Hard for the Money?

Kate Blanchard | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Kate Blanchard

An adjunct instructor at my institution who teaches five courses, earns an annual total of $17,700 ($3,540 per course). If she teaches 15 hours per we...

In Support of Senator Warren and Student Loan Refinancing

Ethan Senack | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Ethan Senack

We know students and families across generations are struggling with their debt. High debt can also have serious impact on the economy: causing a generation of Americans to hold off starting a family, buying a house, or even saving for retirement.

Can You Apply 'Pay for Performance' to Higher Education?

Raynard Kington | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Raynard Kington

The Obama administration's efforts to implement policies to address access and cost issues in higher education are well-intended. Yet in truth, they put the cart before the horse. A significant amount of work must be done first.

Stopping the Privatization of American Public Higher Education

Daniel J. Hurley | Posted 03.26.2014 | College
Daniel J. Hurley

AASCU proposes a federal matching program to stop the privatization of public higher education. Called the Federal-State College Affordability Partnership, it would leverage up to $15 billion in federal student aid dollars to incentivize states to invest in public higher education.