College costs/prices

Moody's report shows diminished pricing power for colleges

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Because of increased competition for students, decreased household income and skepticism about value, a third of institutions predict tuition revenue won't keep pace with inflation, Moody's survey finds.

Texas university supporters release data on outcomes to counter Perry's reforms

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Supporters of Texas' public research universities prepare to go another round with the governor, this time armed with data on student outcomes.

Study: Materials encouraging college-going seem to make a difference

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Videos and other material making postsecondary education seem accessible appear to encourage college-going behaviors, study finds.

Mount Holyoke holds tuition level for second consecutive year

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Mount Holyoke sticks with tuition freeze for a second consecutive year, reflecting growing concern about the price of college.

Tracking graduates' wages in Virginia

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Study highlights wage data for new graduates of Virginia colleges, with sortable earnings numbers by major. And similar databases are on the way in other states.

Company's skills tests offer glimpse of alternative credentialing

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Smarterer's assessments aren't a threat to higher ed, for now, but offer job-seekers a way to go beyond the academy to show employers what they know.

Hartford U faculty committees recommends reallocation of resources

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U. of Hartford faculty recommends cutting several programs to invest in others, becoming the latest college to reject the "having it all" mentality in favor of focus on sustainable programs. 

Saint Benedict sees revenue grow while shrinking enrollment

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Saint Benedict decreased enrollment to shore up its finances, an unusual move at a time when many small colleges are considering growth.

Podcast discussion on value of a college degree

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In interview, Anthony Carnevale and Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis assess the value of college degree, the emergence of new credentials, and whether rebounding male enrollments will last.

Purdue University health center to manage long-term health and drive down expenses

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Purdue is setting up an on-site health care center for employees, hoping that easy access to health advice will help the university save money on benefits in the long run.

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