The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
A major factor driving increasing costs is the constant expansion of university administration. According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009.
Are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford really public universities?
Those figures come from a new study, released Monday, which recommends an excise tax on private colleges’ endowments of more than $500 million.
A Texas Solution To The Nation’s College Debt Crisis?
The push for such low-cost degrees already has moved beyond the borders of the Lone Star State.
Revolution Rising? Update on Texas’ Affordable Baccalaureate Degrees
Given the real progress the Affordable Baccalaureate Degree offers in battling tuition inflation, it is incumbent on the Legislature to incentivize all Texas public universities to replicate these programs for those students most in need of
The impending surge for the University of Everywhere
Carey doesn’t say that colleges will become a thing of the past, but that the survivors will be those paying far more attention to student learning. One such school he points to is the University of Minnesota-Rochester, which gives its students a no-frills, no-nonsense, affordable education for a medical career.
Death Spiral or Not, Law Schools Won’t Change
“Law schools are run by the faculty for the faculty,” she says. Quite so. And legal scholarship – all those law review articles that professors slave over, leaving them little time for students? She writes, “The value of legal scholarship, which is rarely read, has its skeptics, among them Chief Justice John Roberts.”
Putting faith in people, instead of faith in the system
Washington shouldn’t decide for taxpayers that they should subsidize as many people as possible to enter college. Like Thiel, let’s allow individuals to make the best decisions for themselves.
In The Matter of Sweet Briar College
There is an amazing failure of imagination here—rooted in the institutional liberalism pervasive in higher ed—and a terrific opportunity for an educational entrepreneur.
Debt-fueled bubbles, bubbles, bubbles… first home prices, now higher education and taxi medallions
That there is a student-debt-fueled higher education bubble, not unlike the debt-fueled housing bubble, seems clear from the data and charts presented above.
Using Humor to Enlighten Americans about the Higher-Ed Bubble
It is starting to dawn on people that the cost of college is far out of line with any educational or financial benefits. That has the higher education establishment very worried. Even with the political efforts intended to keep the bubble inflated, more and more people are thinking about alternatives to the typical college degree.