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Cost of Higher Education

Ivory Tower 101: An Introduction to How Colleges Have Lost Their Way

Bob Hildreth | Posted 12.09.2014 | College
Bob Hildreth

The problem of spiraling college tuition costs are the result of colleges' increasing dependence on federal and private loans. Colleges have continued to hike up their sticker prices with little risk as students and taxpayers absorb the financial burden of student loan payments and defaults.

A Master Plan Abandoned

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Christina Gagnier

Student fees have yet again been raised at the University of California, with the University of California Regents on the precipice of approving a plan to increase fees over the next five years, resulting in an eventual 25 percent increase from current rates.

As Costs Rise for Public Higher Education Our Citizenry Suffers CNN's, Ivory Tower Will Flame the Fire of Concern

Drew Stelljes | Posted 11.18.2014 | College
Drew Stelljes

On Thursday night CNN will air Ivory Tower, a documentary that explores the value of a college education.

The 4-Year Versus 2-Year Degree Debate: Myths, Stereotypes and Realities of Today's Higher Education Landscape

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 11.06.2014 | College
Felix W. Ortiz III

From the perspective of our global leaders, job seekers must be supplied with the most direct, straightforward career pathways coupled with the rudimentary resources and tools needed at all junctures of education, degree and certification, employment, and onward.

Workplace Moneyball -- Your Best Players Aren't Who You Think They Should Be

Julian L. Alssid | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Julian L. Alssid

What I am saying is it is time to bring the same level of focused attention to these adults as we do to our traditional coming-of-age students.

In Defense of College

Nick Desai | Posted 12.21.2014 | College
Nick Desai

Universities teach us how to think for ourselves. Student life teaches us how to live with others. If our own children learn these two things, my wife and I will consider us great successes. If enough parents want the same for their children, our country will ensure its continued success as well.

The Compelling Need to Improve the Higher Education Value Equation

Frank Islam | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Frank Islam

In the middle 90's, "value" was the hot new word and every business was trying to improve its value equation -- which we operationally define as "outcomes divided by cost."

How Over-Hyping a College Education Destroyed the Millennials

Michael Price | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Michael Price

For parents of middle school and high school students who may be reading, it's important that you recognize the unique challenges your child will face when they enter the real world. Do not over-hype a college education and make sure your child is making a savvy investment.

Proving Grounds for a New Model for Higher Education

Zvi Galil | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Zvi Galil

Having the MOOC coursework constitute a Georgia Tech master's degree is the only way we could have credibly put the Institute's reputation behind the rigor and quality of our online courses.

Options to Reduce Higher Education Textbook Costs

S. L. Young | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
S. L. Young

Paying for higher education is a major life expense and investment; however, the unknown costs to pay for textbooks can be overwhelming.

Return on Performance in Higher Education

Joseph Urgo | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Joseph Urgo

Return on Performance: let's be honest with students and their families when they are choosing a college. Tuition does not purchase a degree. Tuition purchases the opportunity to learn how to succeed.

Education Is the Problem, Not the Solution

Thaddeus McCarthy | Posted 11.10.2014 | College
Thaddeus McCarthy

In order to elevate ourselves to a better situation financially, and to properly set-up our young people for life, we have got to stop believing that what worked in yesteryear will work today. With job attainment and security now proven to be a myth for many both young and old, people need to start thinking outside the box.

Education Is Worth the Investment

William J. Lowe | Posted 11.04.2014 | College
William J. Lowe

There is no greater financial investment in one's future than a college degree. While this viewpoint has its critics, the reality is the value of a degree has never been greater.

Back to College -- The Only Gateway to the Middle Class

Robert Reich | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

This week, millions of young people head to college and universities, aiming for a four-year liberal arts degree. They assume that degree is the only gateway to the American middle class. It shouldn't be.

Nonprofit Work A Non-Option For Some Young People, As 57% Of Industry Internships Are Unpaid

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact

Cortney Harding knows how it feels to be at the bottom of the office food chain. The Wellesley College alumnus had completed seven unpaid internsh...

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

Colleges Should Be About Education First

Nick Desai | Posted 10.11.2014 | College
Nick Desai

Where would a gifted athlete rather be at 18 years of age? Toiling away in some small town on an unknown rookie league team in baseball, or playing to a national TV crowd and sold out stadiums on a Division I powerhouse?

I Learned Nothing in College

Sarah Rose Attman | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.21.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.