College Costs

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Federal Student Aid Helps Colleges, Not Students

Apr 06, 2011 by George Leef |

That is the finding of a recent study done by Robert Martin and Andrew Gillen for the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and I write about it in this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call. 

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Video: Richard Vedder on the “Nearly-Everyone-Should-Go-to-College” Idea

Apr 05, 2011 by |

Richard Vedder, president of the CCAP, interviewed with Inside Academia this week on the economics of college education and on why tuition costs have gotten to be so high.

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Video: Anne Neal on the Responsibilities of Universities

Mar 23, 2011 by |

Anne Neal explains why students should not be thought of as customers, and how colleges must be held accountable for providing solid, affordable education.

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College Costs More Because States are Defunding It

Mar 17, 2011 by George Leef |

So goes one of the standard explanations for the continual rise in the cost of going to college. In this Cato@Liberty post, Neal McCluskey tears it apart. Until recently, college and university leaders found it fairly easy to get… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

The Provocative Ideas of “Publius Audax”

Feb 24, 2011 by robkoons |

Pajamas Media have published a series of posts on higher education in Texas, authored by “Publius Audax”, a pseudonym for a professor at an undisclosed state university. Readers of this blog might be interested in what… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Could the UNC System Do Without Diversity Offices?

Feb 16, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston looks at the numerous diversity offices throughout the UNC System. College campuses would still be highly diverse if we stopped trying to increase the percentages… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Rich Vedder Responds

Jan 21, 2011 by George Leef |

In this extensive Inside Higher Ed piece, Rich Vedder responds to criticism by Anthony Carnevale, who takes issue with Vedder’s argument that many college graduates derive no financial benefit from their degrees. 

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Examining For-Profits and Cost Structure

Jan 18, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Continuing his series on for-profit colleges, Peter Wood sees an advantage in their pared-down offerings in the context of spiraling higher-education costs.

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$200K in Debt for Her BA in Sociology

Jan 05, 2011 by George Leef |

Kelli Space is a poster child for the damage done by our college degree mania, fueled by easy federal money .

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Student Riots in Britain

Dec 21, 2010 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the student protests over tuition hikes in Britain and the emergence of a 15-year-old as the YouTube star of the protest movement.

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Do We Really Want to “Stabilize” State University Funding?

Dec 01, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I take a critical look at a proposal made in the Nov. 23 Wall Street Journal by University of Oregon president Richard Lariviere. He repeats the usual lines about how the US is becoming… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

Is This the Way to Improve College Admissions?

Nov 29, 2010 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, I review Robert Sternberg's recent book College Admissions for the 21st Century. Sternberg's contention is that colleges can admit a better student body -- more students… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

More Ideas for Reducing the Cost of College

Nov 18, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Here's the next installment (chapters 6-12) from our CCAP friends in their report, “25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College.” We at NAS especially appreciate #6. And we recently published a major article on #10… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

CCAP: 5 Lower Cost Alternatives to Help Reduce the Price of College

Nov 12, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Our friends at the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP) have released the first in a 5-part, book-length report called "25 Ways to Reduce the Cost of College." NAS applauds this initiative and looks forward… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Money on the Table

Nov 12, 2010 by Peter Wood |

How colleges transform increases in federal student aid into higher tuition and fees.

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