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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


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Private Colleges Focus on Affordability


New campus affordability measures are helping to keep students' and families' out-of-pocket costs as low as possible. Tuition cuts and freezes, three-year degree programs, and more. Complete list





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10 Top Colleges That Get High Grades For Student Diversity

Forbes - Opinion Piece

July 22, 2016

Michelle Cheng writes: Diversity at top colleges does not just benefit students of color; all students gain from a diverse college environment, which prepares them to work for an increasingly global and collaborative economy.

Donald Trump Targets 'Education Bureaucrats' At Republican Convention

Forbes - Opinion Piece

July 22, 2016

Maureen Sullivan writes: Pence earned an F on the official NEA legislative report card in eight of his 12 years as a member of Congress.

Experts: Direct More Institutional Aid to Low-income Students

Diverse

July 21, 2016

Colleges and universities should rethink the way they distribute institutional aid in order to matriculate more students who lack the means to pay, several scholars said Thursday at a discussion on enrollment management.

Student Debt Helps, Not Harms, the U.S. Economy, White House Says

Wall Street Journal

July 21, 2016

The White House just released a big report on student debt that contains all the familiar horrors about for-profit schools, indebted dropouts and students defaulting on their loans. But it has an interesting conclusion: That growing stack of $1.3 trillion in student debt is helping, not hurting, the U.S. economy.

New Guidelines on Loan Servicing

Inside Higher Ed

July 21, 2016

Education Department's 56-page memo details new guidelines for student loan servicers.

HBCU Presidents to Hold Symposium on Gun Violence

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 21, 2016

The presidents of 34 historically black colleges and universities pledged on Wednesday to organize what they called a first-of-its-kind symposium on gun violence, after the “debilitating impact” of a series of incidents that they said had “shaken our nation to its core and caused many people to question our country’s direction.”

Liberal arts or business education? Both, deans say.

Washington Post - Opinion Piece

July 21, 2016

Georgette Chapman Phillips & Donald E. Hall write: We must put our students in the somewhat uncomfortable position of critical introspection by taking classes that challenge their belief systems. At the same time, we must infuse real-world problem solving with the recognition that theory must, at some point, evolve into practice.

Do Colleges Need to Be Need Blind?

Inside Higher Ed

July 21, 2016

Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.

Firms Offer Cash to Help New Lawyers Pay Student Debt

New York Times, DealB%k - Blog

July 21, 2016

Some law firms are starting to contribute cash to help their newly hired lawyers meet monthly payments on education loans that can be as large as a mortgage payment on a house. That is a step beyond what some law firms now do in helping their junior lawyers refinance with lower-interest loans.

Which Ed-Tech Tools Truly Work? New Project Aims to Tell Why No One Seems Eager to Find Out

Chronicle of Higher Education

July 21, 2016

Every year schools and colleges spend billions of tuition and tax dollars on glitzy digital teaching tools and other educational-technology products. Yet the institutions rarely demand rigorous evidence that those products are effective or take it upon themselves to conduct such research.
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