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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Why is Oklahoma going the wrong way on reducing the cost of college?

In a new report published by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, Richard Vedder and Anthony Hennen argue that “if higher education costs are going to be contained and eventually reduced, the key is improved productivity. … Unfortunately, it appears Oklahoma has done the opposite.”

The Top Eight Things You Need To Know About Online Education

There is a variety of opinions in the media these days regarding online learning. Depending on what you read, online education can appear to be either a cure-all or cancer. In an effort to cut through the smoke, here are the top eight established facts you need to know.

The puzzle of alumni giving

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that colleges are struggling to engage their alumni in giving campaigns. While development officers adopt new marketing strategies, evidence indicates that the source of the problem is the poor relationship that colleges develop with their students during their time on campus.

The Future College as Travel Agent

Colleges and universities continue to struggle with how to respond to online learning and other technology-based challenges to the “sage on a stage” model of education.

Slimming the College-Tuition Beast

The cost of American higher education is reaching dizzying heights. Average tuition for attending a private, nonprofit four-year college or university in 2013 was $40,917 per year, while a public four-year college cost $18,391 yearly – figures representing a five-year increase of 14 percent and 20 percent, respectively.