Fewer than half of public colleges are affordable, report finds

“The share of public colleges considered affordable decreased between the 2012-13 and 2016-17 academic years, according to a new report from the National College Access Network (NCAN). NCAN defines an affordable college as one with a total cost of attendance not exceeding the combination of: its average grant and federal loan awards; average expected family contribution for Pell Grant recipients; average Federal-Work Study award; and summer wages, plus $300.”

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Interesting summary by Inside Higher Ed regarding a recent Council of Christian Colleges and Universities meeting in Washington

Presidents of faith-based institutions of higher learning, including Mormon, Jewish and Muslim leaders, found they have common cause in defending the value and uniqueness of a faith-based environment and education. While I think their tone may have been a bit too defensive, the reality is that they have been under fire by many liberal organizations. … Read more

I assume Assumption College…

With about 2,500 students in Worcester, Massachusetts, isn’t the first school most prospective enrollees think of when considering college. When our researchers scanned the nation’s 8,000 colleges, universities and career schools in our search for good, reasonably priced but lesser-known schools we came up with several hundred. Few had immediately recognizable names. Fewer still passed … Read more

Our 2018-2019 Best Value designation was awarded to 56 colleges and universities…but we did not, and never will, “rank” them.

With all the media attention to misinformation provided to U.S. News, which resulted in phony and undeserved rankings, we think it might be refreshing to learn that at least one organization refuses to play the ranking game.  In 2013 a group of former college presidents, CEOs, and provosts decided to create a recognition system that … Read more