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Private Colleges Appear to be Better Deal

Private Colleges Appear to be Better Deal

May 04, 2016

Reader Kevin Griffith of Columbus, OH, writes: Ohio does have a real problem with the affordability of its state-funded schools. The real scandal here is that a student who attends a state university in Ohio will incur about as much debt as one who attends a private liberal-arts college, all the while taking courses that can vary wildly in quality and rigor.  Value for the dollar should certainly be considered when making the choice of a college. Given the attacks on state higher education from budget-slashing legislatures combined with the systemic failures of university administrators to control costs and prioritize quality instruction, the value of a degree from a state university in Ohio will likely continue to erode.
Reader Kevin Griffith of Columbus, OH, writes: Ohio does have a real problem with the affordability of its state-funded schools. The real scandal here is that a student who attends a state university in Ohio will incur about as much debt as one who attends a private liberal-arts college, all the while taking courses that can vary wildly in quality and rigor.  Value for the dollar should certainly be considered when making the choice of a college. Given the attacks on state higher education from budget-slashing legislatures combined with the systemic failures of university administrators to control costs and prioritize quality instruction, the value of a degree from a state university in Ohio will likely continue to erode.

May 04, 2016

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September 29, 2014

SMU student Preston Hutcherson writes:  As a student at a private university I had a sneaking suspicion that the magic between the pages of our great books had nothing to do with the cost of tuition, but had much to do with the generous heart of the instructor -- no matter the setting. I think I was right.
SMU student Preston Hutcherson writes:  As a student at a private university I had a sneaking suspicion that the magic between the pages of our great books had nothing to do with the cost of tuition, but had much to do with the generous heart of the instructor -- no matter the setting. I think I was right.

September 29, 2014

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Liberal arts colleges must adapt to thrive

Liberal arts colleges must adapt to thrive

December 27, 2013

It seems the future direction of small, private liberal arts colleges is on the tips of everyone's tongues these days. Not a day goes by without someone announcing our demise. Of course, when Moody's downgraded the outlook for the entire education industry to negative in early 2013, even the most optimistic among us had to take a moment to pause.



It seems the future direction of small, private liberal arts colleges is on the tips of everyone's tongues these days. Not a day goes by without someone announcing our demise. Of course, when Moody's downgraded the outlook for the entire education industry to negative in early 2013, even the most optimistic among us had to take a moment to pause.



December 27, 2013

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Why be a king when you can be a college president?

Why be a king when you can be a college president?

December 24, 2013

Would you like to pay no expenses on your home, a car, life insurance, travel expenses, cleaning service, a separate spending account, maybe a personal plane or yacht, and also earn a six-figure salary? Nice gig, if you can get it. Who wants to be a king, when you can be a college president?



Would you like to pay no expenses on your home, a car, life insurance, travel expenses, cleaning service, a separate spending account, maybe a personal plane or yacht, and also earn a six-figure salary? Nice gig, if you can get it. Who wants to be a king, when you can be a college president?



December 24, 2013

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College Ratings Listening Tour: College Value and Affordability

College Ratings Listening Tour: College Value and Affordability

December 19, 2013

In August the President outlined an ambitious agenda to combat rising college costs and improve the value of education so students and the nation can achieve our goals of growth, opportunity and economic strength. He asked the Department of Education to reach out widely as we create a system both to help students and families choose colleges and eventually to reward colleges’ performance on key measures of opportunity and completion that are important to the nation
In August the President outlined an ambitious agenda to combat rising college costs and improve the value of education so students and the nation can achieve our goals of growth, opportunity and economic strength. He asked the Department of Education to reach out widely as we create a system both to help students and families choose colleges and eventually to reward colleges’ performance on key measures of opportunity and completion that are important to the nation

December 19, 2013

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