12 septembre 2015

Is college tuition really too high?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. To understand the feeling of crisis that many see in higher education right now, it’s useful to start with some figures from 40 years ago. In 1974, the median American family earned just under $13,000 a year. A new home could be had for $36,000, an average new car for $4,400. More...

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The power of free community college

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Caitlin McLawhorn could nev­er have gone to col­lege, she says, without the free tu­ition she re­ceived to at­tend com­munity col­lege first and to earn an as­so­ci­ate’s de­gree. More...

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09 septembre 2015

Improved Efficiency Critical to Student Success in the Free Tuition Environment

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Bruce Leslie - Evolllution. America’s College Promise aims to create unprecedented access to two-year higher education, a monumental step towards improving the national completion rate and supplying the knowledge economy with its highly skilled labor market. But, as many two-year college leaders know, access is only half the battle. More...

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Online Models Provide Answers to Free Tuition Infrastructure Questions

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Shannon McCarty - Evolllution. Higher education institutions are facing new challenges that can lead to new opportunities. National reform initiatives are placing an emphasis on college access, affordability and degree attainment. Race To The Top challenges colleges to increase the number of college graduates while maintaining affordability and increasing access. More...

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An Interesting Story about Access in the U.K.

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "higheredstrategy.com logo"By Alex Usher. Remember how, in 2012, tuition in England rose by about $10,000-$12,000 (depending on the currency exchange rate you care to use) for everyone, all at once?  Remember how the increase was only offset by an increase in loans, with no increase in means-tested grants?  Remember how everyone said how awful this was going to be for access?
Well, let me show you some interesting data. More...

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Keeping up with the Germans: What can Germany teach the UK on fees, migration and research?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi.ac.uk"On Thursday, 3rd September 2015, the Higher Education Policy Institute publishes Keeping up with the Germans?: A comparison of student funding, internationalisation and research in UK and German universities (HEPI Report 77).
People in England, Wales and Northern Ireland often ask, if Germany can abolish tuition fees, why can’t we? Part of the answer is that Germany sends a lower proportion of young people to university and spends less on each one. When fees existed in some German regions between 2006 and 2015, they were small and those regions which had them were played off against those that did not. More...

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08 septembre 2015

Tuition Discounting

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/provost.jpg?itok=k-3W3N__By Herman Berliner. The article on increasing tuition discounting (Discounting Grows Again) in the Tuesday edition of Inside Higher Ed was no surprise whatsoever. As noted in the article, the average first year discount rate increased in 2014 from 46.4% to 48% and though the increase is modest, the yearly increases in the discount rate continue unabated. Read more...

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07 septembre 2015

Fight Over Cooper Union’s Decision to Charge Tuition Nears an End

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A major battle over the future of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art appears to be coming to an end, according to statements released on Tuesday by the prestigious Manhattan college’s Board of Trustees and a coalition of professors, alumni, and students who sued in 2014 to block the board’s plan to start charging undergraduate tuition. More...

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06 septembre 2015

Go Dutch and save yourself £50,000

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Growing numbers of British school leavers are shunning higher education at home in favour of universities in the EU, forced out by sky-high tuition fees and attracted by degree courses taught entirely in English. More...

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University participation rate bounces back but concerns remain

By Chris Havergal. Higher education participation rates have bounced back after dropping sharply following the introduction of £9,000 undergraduate tuition fees, official statistics show. More...

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