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Textbook Price Inflation

The Economist reports that textbook prices continues to climb several times the general rate of inflation:

But hope is not lost for poor scholars. Foreign editions are easy to find online and often cheaper—sometimes by over 90%.

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Interest in Ivy League schools continues to be strong

Despite a drop in applications at Dartmouth, Harvard and Columbia, overall interest in Ivy League schools continues to be strong.

The number of applications has risen steadily for over a decade (perhaps best shown HERE), so even small drops in applications won’t have a huge effect on admission rates at the Ivies.

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Review: The New School

This book comes too late for me. But it might be in time for my kids, and I plan to present my eldest with a copy soon, as she heads into her sophmore year of high school. 892 more words

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Charging $240,000 for a college degree is becoming more common

The number of American colleges that charge more than $60,000 per year increased from nine last year to at least 50 this year.

The most expensive school in the country for the upcoming school year is Harvey Mudd College, charging $64,527 — $48,694 in tuition and fees, and $15,833 for room and board.

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Student debt: not a crisis but certainly a growing problem

A recently published study by the Brookings Institution, supported by David Leonhardt’s commentary in the New York Times, downplays the growing student loan problem.  But other commentators have raised issues about the study’s data, and even questions about conflicts of interest have surfaced. 420 more words

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Only about 55% of the college wage premium comes from actually attending college

The Cato Institute recently hosted a forum on the question, “Is College Worth It”?

Featuring Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Beth Akers, Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center For Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

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