College costs/prices

Alumni Perceptions of Price and Other Matters

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Survey of college graduates finds that they think tuitions are too high -- except at their alma maters.

Why 'Nonprofit' Does NOT Mean 'Lose Money'

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It was just a tidbit of information, offered toward the end of a presentation slotted in that sleepy, after-lunch-at-a-jampacked-conference hour. But the nature of the tidbit caught the audience’s attention: On average, full-time faculty members at the University of New Mexico’s Gallup campus were being subsidized to the tune of $10,554 apiece.

Sharing Tuition News Early

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With economic uncertainty leaving many parents worried, Augustana College moves up by several months its decision on what to charge next year.

A Taxing Question

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Ballot referendum to rid Massachusetts of its income tax could have devastating impact on its system of public higher education.

Tuition Is Up -- As Is Uncertainty

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Increases for current academic year slightly outpaced inflation for four-year institutions, and lagged inflation for 2-year colleges and for-profits.

Changing the Tuition Discussion

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Public universities issue report on "looming affordability challenge." Analysis finds limited public understanding of college costs and calls for substantially different policies. With a podcast.

A Chancellor's Response to Tuition Report

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A report issued Monday, “University Tuition, Consumer Choice and College Affordability,” called for a change in the public discussion about college costs -- both what it costs to run public universities and for students and their families to attend them. The report was released by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and focuses on public research universities.

(Not Really) Measuring Up

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Biennial report on states' performance in higher ed finds small gains in college preparation and completion -- offset by socioeconomic gaps and failure to keep pace with advances by other countries.

With Budget Crunch Hitting IT, Time to Rethink Role?

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Colleges' information technology budgets aren't immune to the economic downturn, and some CIOs see opportunity to streamline priorities and recast their mission.

Un-Guaranteeing Tuition Prices

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Iowa's Northwestern College hoped that locking in its charges to students for four years would attract families eager for tuition stability. But when enrollment fell, the experiment ended.

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