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Free Tuition Won’t Cure What Ails Higher Education

May 10, 2017 by Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill|

So Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “free” college tuition plan—the Excelsior Scholarship—is now reality. While the fanfare has died down, New Yorkers and policy watchers across the country… Continue Reading >>

Blueprints for Reform: A Q&A on ACTA’s New Guide on Cost, Efficiency and Innovation

May 5, 2017 by Kara Brounstein |

How can colleges do more with less? Bold Leadership, Real Reform 2.0: Improving Efficiency, Cutting Costs, and Expanding College Opportunity, is ACTA’s newest guide for trustees, describing… Continue Reading >>

MissionU vs. BloatedU: How the Liberal Arts Can Compete by Getting Lean, Smart and Effective

April 20, 2017 by Ted Eismeier |

EdSurge, a leading news outlet that covers education technology and innovation, is… Continue Reading >>

Quick Take: Hidden College Fees, Hidden College Bloat

December 1, 2016 by Armand Alacbay & Dani Jack |

In “Those Hidden College Fees,” Rochelle Sharpe correctly observes that the underlying reasons… Continue Reading >>

Intern Blog: To Stop Rising Tuition Costs, Look to the Data

August 16, 2016 by Emily Reynolds |

It is no secret that the price of a bachelor’s degree has been rapidly rising, creating great strain for college students and their families. According to the Trends in College Pricing 2015Continue Reading >>

More Now Than Ever: Accreditation Reform Needed

June 1, 2016 by by Michael Poliakoff |

Belle Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Mark A. Elgart, founding president and chief executive officer of AdvancED, objectContinue Reading >>

Costly Chaos in the Curriculum

January 29, 2016 by Christine Ravold|

The Committee for Economic Development has provided one of the grimmest statistics in higher education, where there is already plenty of bad news. Between 1981 and 2011, the “sticker price”… Continue Reading >>

Purdue’s President Gets to the Bottom of Higher Ed’s High Price

May 11, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

“Higher education has to get past the ‘take our word for it’ era,” insists Purdue’s president, Mitch Daniels, in a recent Wall Street Journal Continue Reading >>

The Sad Fate of Sweet Briar College

March 6, 2015 by Michael Poliakoff|

A storied women's liberal arts college founded in 1901 will close its doors this year. How could this happen, and what does this very sad story mean for American higher education?

In October… Continue Reading >>

Honoring an Effective Trustee: Tom McMillen Wins Outstanding Director Award

February 11, 2015 by ACTA|

The Washington Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors have just announced the honorees for their Continue Reading >>

Grasshoppers Running out of Green

February 5, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Last month, Standard & Poor’s released Continue Reading >>

A Modest Alternative

January 21, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

The Center for American Progress’ (CAP) recent reportContinue Reading >>

Throwing Money at an Accountability Problem

January 13, 2015 by Alex McHugh|

Last Friday, President Obama announced a proposal for a new federal subsidy… Continue Reading >>

Perpetuating the Enrollment Crisis

October 28, 2014 by Alex McHugh|

Earlier this month, the Chronicle of Higher Education released a survey of some 368 small private… Continue Reading >>

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