Higher Education

Noah’s Ark College

A $340 million (or even just $40 million) plan for a new “America at its best” liberal arts college.

Don’t Ruin College by Making It Free

Threats to quality and innovation outweigh benefit of increased access.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., pauses while speaking at a campaign stop at Stevens High School, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Claremont, N.H.

Sanders Outdoes Warren in Tapping Voter Anger

Similar education policies, different New Hampshire primary outcomes

In the News: What Free Public College Means for Virginia’s Small Private Colleges

In an op-ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Phyllis Jordan writes about how private liberal arts colleges such as Sweet Briar College "are essential to sustaining small town and rural economies."

Straight Up Conversation: A Kelley Blue Book for College Costs

Rick talks with the CEO of TuitionFit, a venture that aggregates data on the actual price of college to help the public make more informed choices and influence the price of college the way they can in a normal marketplace.

In the News: The College of New Rochelle Is For Sale — and Comes With a Castle

The 15.6-acre campus of the College of New Rochelle in New York will be auctioned off on November 21, the New York Post reports. The school filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
Senator Todd Young introduced the bipartisan bill, The ISA Student Protection Act of 2019.

Bipartisan Bill Would Set Rules for Income Share Agreements

Better incentives for colleges, less loan risk for students.
Link to "Why are the Prices So Damn High?"

Does the Baumol Effect Explain Rising College Costs?

Salary data and the academic research undercut the notion that faculty pay is the key driver in price increases.

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