College, Inc.: college affordability


Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012

No ‘magic solution’ to college affordability

Two factors, high labor costs and competitive discounting, drive up the sticker price of college, the guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:28 PM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Aid, Finance | Tags:  college affordability, financial aid

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 07/17/2012

Fixed-rate tuition can minimize college-price angst

Kettering University in Michigan is one of the latest institution to fix its tuition rate, so that students pay the same amount throughout their undergraduate education.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:04 PM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance | Tags:  college affordability, higher education

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Thomas Jefferson’s liberal arts education

William & Mary leader reminds us that the founding father drew inspiration from his liberal-arts education.

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Categories:  Liberal Arts | Tags:  liberal arts, college of william and mary, college affordability

Posted at 04:47 PM ET, 05/23/2012

Wesleyan president: A degree in ‘three marvelous years’

A three-year degree is among the options one prestigious liberal arts school is weighing to make its product more affordable.

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Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts | Tags:  college affordability, college tuition

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Ohio State’s Gordon Gee proposes “differential” tuition

What if public colleges charged different rates according to how much each student’s courses cost them to teach?

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Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy | Tags:  higher education, college affordability

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/02/2010

25 ways to reduce the cost of college

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity has been periodically releasing bits and pieces of what will be a book-length compendium of 25 proposals to reduce the cost of college. Much of it is now available online. I guess the...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance, Finance | Tags:  25 ways to reduce the cost of college, Center for College Affordability and Productivity, college costs, college finance, higher education costs