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Category Archives: tuition

Support the Sanders-Fichtenbaum Plan!

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced The College for All Act, legislation that would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and expand work-study programs to help students at private universities. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Intercollegiate Athletics Compete with Academics at Rutgers University

In a recent op-ed published in the New York Times, Joe Nocera examines the increasing tension between the priorities of faculty and of alumni donors who want to create a … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Report Highlights the Decline in State Support for Public Higher Education

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has released a new report titled Years of Cuts Threaten to Put College Out of Reach for More Students. Prepared by Michael Mitchell … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Debt Load of the 2015 Graduating Class

On May 8, 2015, Jeffrey Sparshott’s article “Congratulations, Class of 2015. You Are the Most Indebted Ever {For Now)” was published in the Wall Street Journal [http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/08/congratulations-class-of-2015-youre-the-most-indebted-ever-for-now/]. The article draws … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Response to an Op-Ed by BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey

Mary Ellen Mazey, the President of Bowling Green State University, recently contributed an op-ed to the Toledo Blade. The op-ed is titled “Affordable Higher Education Is Key to Ohio’s Future.” … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Chris Christie’s Impact on Public Higher Education in New Jersey

New Jersey Policy Perspective has released a new report that links decreased state support of public higher education and falling wages to increased student-loan debt: “New Jersey students and families … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Robin Hood in Reverse

What follows are the lead paragraphs of a lengthy story written by an investigative reporting class at the University of Cincinnati for City Beat. The student reporters included Morgan Batanian, Katie … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

Good National Coverage of the Causes of Student Debt

The think-tank Demos has done a report on the causes of soaring tuition costs and debt levels for students enrolled at public colleges and universities, and the report is getting … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sound-Bite Pronouncements on the Present and Future State of Higher Education

Janet Napolitano, the President of the University of California system recently wrote an opinion piece for the Washington Post in which she argued that, despite the challenges created by unprecedented … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

National Issues Seen through the Lens of Institutional Data

In discussing and charting the dramatic shift from state support to tuition as the major revenue source for public colleges and universities, we typically focus on national or state-by-state data. … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 1 Comment
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