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Explore the debate and science of College Costs.

October 21, 2019

The Ivory Debtors' Prison

Neetu Arnold

Administrative bloat and extraneous spending by colleges and universities are draining the American middle class while enriching administrators and politicians. 

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September 3, 2019

The College Board is Abandoning 'Adversity Scores'—But Not Completely

NAS

The College Board backtracks but continues to push a new adversity score regime. David Randall gets the scoop in RealClearEducation.

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November 21, 2017

What the Tax-Reform Law Could do to Higher Education

Peter Wood

The new tax-reform bill has the potential to reshape the landscape of higher education. 

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July 25, 2017

ACTA Releases New Report on College Costs

NAS

ACTA is publishing a new report on rising administrative costs in higher education.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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October 2, 2015

College Scorecard: How Much Will You Earn?

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood examines the fuzzy numbers of the U.S. Department of Education's new College Scorecard.

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July 23, 2015

Two Unintended Consequences of Federal Meddling

George Leef

George Leef dicusses the dubious effects and soaring costs of federal intervention in higher education.

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