College costs/prices

Tuition Is Up -- As Is Uncertainty

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

What Are Freshmen Thinking?

Annual survey of first-year students considers money and politics (among other topics): Students are looking for jobs and leaning left.

Evidence of the Tuition Bubble

Poll suggests that public concern about rising college prices is accelerating, even as citizens increasingly recognize necessity of a higher education.

Students Help Students Study Abroad

Monies for overseas education can be meager. At some colleges, student fees of $5 to $14 are providing a significant pool of aid.

The Buzz and Spin on 3-Year Degrees

Idea of shaving a year off of college completion time gains attention. Some see ideal way to cut costs for students and institutions, others see a gimmick, and -- to date -- students haven't embraced it.


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