College Costs

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How Data-Mining Hurts Higher Education

Dec 16, 2014 by Peter Wood |

The promises of data-mining in higher education are that we will end up with more students achieving degrees at lower cost, but the soft totalitarianism that will be required to achieve these gains is a high cost.

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Are College Degrees the New Taxi Medallions?

Nov 18, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Much like taxi car medallions, college degrees are viewed as pricey but essential investments.

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Will MOOCs Cost Money?

Oct 07, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The cost-free model of MOOCs may not last forever. College administrators speculate that they may soon need to start charging tuition.

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Course Correction: It’s Time for UT-Austin’s President to Step Down

May 09, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin calls on the president of the university to step down. 

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“Kickstart” Your Academic Career: Crowdfunding to Pay for College

Feb 18, 2014 by Marilee Turscak |

Crowdfunding websites allow students to earn support through the Internet to cover tuition costs.

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Our two bubbles: housing and college

Oct 23, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef writes that the housing bubble and the college bubble both stemmed from an entitlement mentality fueled by government programs.

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Five (Mostly True) Myths About College

Oct 02, 2013 by George Leef |

A recent article in Money purports to bust myths about college costs - but the myths turn out to have a lot of truth.

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What Do MOOCs Cost?

Sep 20, 2013 by Rachelle Peterson |

MOOCs are often hailed as the cost-savers of higher ed, but it turns out they're rather expensive to make. 

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Utopian Solution to Higher Ed’s Problems: Make It Free

Aug 28, 2013 by George Leef |

Robert Samuels argues in a new book that public higher ed can and should be free; George Leef disagrees.

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An Embarrassing Portrait of a State Flagship University

May 01, 2013 by George Leef |

Paying for the Party confirms many of your worst fears about big state universities.

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Cut the Cost of College by Unbundling

Nov 30, 2012 by George Leef |

College education wouldn’t cost so much if students could “unbundle” and buy just what they want.

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The Youth Vote

Nov 08, 2012 by Jason Fertig |

We know why faculty lean left.  But why do students?

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Colleges Use Space Inefficiently

Oct 31, 2012 by George Leef |

The poor utilization of campus space is one of the many reasons why higher education costs too much.

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A Degree that Students Can Afford

Oct 11, 2012 by Crystal Plum |

A recent report shows a decline in college enrollment due to a weak economy. Texas Gov. Perry hopes to offer a more affordable option with the $10,00 degree.

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American Higher Education: Is It in Crisis?

Sep 25, 2012 by Richard Vedder |

Vedder foresees big changes coming in American higher education.

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