College Costs

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Is the “College Cost Disease” Incurable?

Aug 25, 2011 by George Leef |

John Moore, who served as president of Grove City College, discusses the recent book by Professor Robert Martin, The College Cost Disease. He thinks that Martin’s analysis is mostly correct, but argues that it is possible…

Profitable Nonprofits

Aug 17, 2011 by George Leef |

Professor Vance Fried in “Federal Higher Education Policy and the Profitable Nonprofits” argues that nonprofit colleges act like profit-making enterprises, but they simply spend their excess revenues in ways that keep…

Admissions Insanity

Aug 03, 2011 by John C. Chalberg |

Historian John C. Chalberg reviews Andrew Ferguson's Crazy U, and concludes that the title has some merit.

Video: John Zmirak on How to Choose a College

Aug 01, 2011 by |

What makes a college overpriced? How do you identify

Another Degree-less Individual Makes Good

Jul 01, 2011 by George Leef |

In today's Pope Center piece, Joe Bast, president of the Heartland Institute, writes about his unusual experience with the University of Chicago. Lots of courses and lots of learning, but no degree. Fortunately, he got into…

Video: The Federal Takeover of Higher Education

May 12, 2011 by |

Peter Wood spoke about the effects of federal direct lending on rising generations and higher education at a panel with the Family Research Council.

Video: George Leef on Higher Education - Oversold and Underperforming

May 02, 2011 by |

George Leef warns that Americans will soon realize they are paying too much for too little education at our colleges and universities.

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. 

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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. 

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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