An Admissions Surprise (Or a Marketing Ploy?)

Exclusive schools say they want more diversity. Will a new application process really get them there? Source: An Admissions Surprise From the Ivy League – The New York Times I commented. Since my comments use – as examples –  Washington University’s Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Provost Holden Thorp, here are links to closely related stories about […]

Link to Wash. U. Leaders’ Comments on Aid to Low Income Students

This is the copy I uploaded to my blog. Wrighton_Thorp_Pell_2013-11-22_minutes Here is the original link. Search for Thorp to read about his tenure as President at U. of North Carolina.

Why Pretend?

Data on non-repayment rates shows a new dimension of the problem, particularly with for-profit colleges and historically black institutions. Source: Student Debt Is Worse Than You Think – The New York Times I had to take the opportunity to comment that “The Academic-Financial Complex runs what I call a “pass-through” scheme. I understand the academic part well […]

Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students (NY Times)

To measure top colleges’ efforts on economic diversity, The Upshot created the College Access Index. Source: Top Colleges Doing the Most for Low-Income Students

Colleges Are Fooling You About “Tuition”

One thing college do know – they know what it is that most people don’t know, and how to mislead them. It’s amazing how hard they work to not disseminate knowledge.  (See this post for another example of their efforts.) Anyway, look at this graph. PublishedVSNet_TuitionGraph There was a good article about this and some discussion […]

New Data Gives Clearer Picture of Student Debt – But What About Student Assets? Do They Have Them? AND What Data? Appropriate Data? I’m Afraid Not

The increases in debt and default rates are concentrated among students at for-profit and community colleges, even though those students borrow less on average. Source: New Data Gives Clearer Picture of Student Debt – The New York Times Here was my comment. Two points, one just about data, the other simple business sense. First, the […]

More On: Is College Tuition Really Too High? – The New York Times

“…the great national crisis is..that too many..young adults are not going to college or, if they do, don’t graduate..” Source: Is College Tuition Really Too High? – The New York Times I wrote: “…he great national crisis is..that too many..young adults are not going to college or, if they do, don’t graduate..” Sadly, the national […]

It’s Higher Than the Author Thinks

The answer depends on what you mean by college. Source: Is College Tuition Really Too High? – The New York Times Here is my take after just the 1st Paragraph. “…it’s useful to start with some figures from 40 years ago…” Indeed it is. Now, let’s look at what that tuition got you then vs. […]

Why Students With Smallest Debts Have the Larger Problem – The New York Times

Source: Why Students With Smallest Debts Have the Larger Problem – The New York Times Everyone seems to be looking everywhere but right in front of their nose.  By that, I don’t mean that every problem isn’t important, I just mean that there is an elephant in the room that most people are ignoring. Here […]