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Picture of the Day – College Debt

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

A friend posted this picture on facebook: Sure would be nice if young people would investigate what they are getting themselves into BEFORE they rack up a lot of debt. I guess that’s too much to ask.

Pretty Good Piece on the Cost of Public College

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I read this essay in last weekend’s WSJ about the skyrocketing cost of going to public college. It opened with… When Steve Joiner attended the University of Colorado in Boulder in the late 1980s, his parents—an Air Force mechanical supervisor and a teacher—paid his tab of about $4,000 a year, roughly $8,600 in today’s dollars. […]

College 18 Years From Now…

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Another link posted by Russ. College in 18 years… In 18 years, the average sticker price for a private university could be as much as $130,428 a year (See chart.) The situation isn’t much better if you go the public route. Sending your child to a state university could set you back at least $41,228 […]

Timely: What’s the Value of a College Degree?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Thanks to Liz Weston (@LizWeston for linking to this on Twitter: What’s the value of college degree? In light of the post I put up yesterday, this is a timely article. I love this point (bold mine): Anthony Carnevale, the center’s director, explains why students need to pay attention to their earnings potential when picking […]

Student Loan Bankruptcy: A Topic that Will Not Go Away

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

From a recent WSJ article: Tracy Paulsen, a 34-year-old lawyer from Wenham, Mass., said she recently moved in with her aunt, has put off marriage talk with her long-term boyfriend and depleted her individual retirement account—all so she can get a handle on more than $200,000 in student loans outstanding, most of which paid for […]

Median Pay for Presidents at 185 Large Public Universities: $444,487

Monday, April 4th, 2011

From today’s WSJ: As many state legislatures debate double-digit percentage cuts in higher-education funding, presidential pay could become a sensitive subject. In Austin, for instance, University of Texas Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa is asking lawmakers to limit proposed reductions in the state’s funding of higher education, even as his compensation was third highest, by total […]

Why Does the CPI Put Education and Communication in the Same Category?

Monday, February 21st, 2011

I was looking at the CPI numbers this morning and noticed something interesting. For some reason, the CPI puts education and communications together in the same category: I can think of one good reason to group the two together: to hide the inflation rate of education. To see what I mean, take a look at […]

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