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Happy Pi Day! In honor of this mathematical day, take a look at these nine amazing charts. (The Washington Post)
The best way to celebrate Pi. Whether you are eating pie today or not, here are some of the best ways to celebrate National Pi Day. (USA Today)
From homeless to Stanford. A teenager who spent part of his life going from one homeless shelter to another is now college bouContinue Reading »
The College Cost BCS, in its second year, aims to bring attention to college affordability through football’s coveted college bowl games. What if these teams didn’t play ball and instead, faced off on how well they keep education affordable? Admittedly, the teams here are not a representative sample of higher education in America (nor are they the best in college sports, ahem). They do, howeverContinue Reading »
This year the Fiesta Bowl hosts Stanford and Oklahoma State University. One expert has Stanford winning, but it should be close. As for our college cost analysis, this will be an interesting match-up as we see how Stanford, a private and highly selective nonprofit institution compares to OSU, a public and moderately selective public institContinue Reading »
The three most important parts of today’s New York Times article about a groundbreaking free Stanford University online course in artificial intelligence:
…has attracted more than 58,000 students around the globe — a class nearly four times the size of Stanford’s entire student body.
One of the reasons higher education has gotten so expensive over the last three decadeContinue Reading »
Sec. Arne Duncan, last week, on measuring college-and-career outcomes for CTE programs: “We should be able to look at every CTE program in your state and answer how many students graduate from high school and transition successfully into and complete at least one year of postsecondary education or training. If a program cannot deliver these outcomes or provide these data, then we should rContinue Reading »
That’s the question Eric Hoover asks in an excellent NY Times piece on college admission inflation. The entire piece is worth reading, but his question has a fairly obvious answer: never.
Listen up prospective college students: You know those ACT and SAT tests you take? Well, the makers of those tests sell your scores on those tests and the answers you give about the grades youRContinue Reading »
But not the trendy, Al Gore kind of green—the old-fashioned, John D. Rockefeller kind of green.
I received an email this morning from Stanford University announcing that it (like Harvard, Princeton, etc.) will be expanding its financial aid program. Now a family with an income of less than $100,000 will not need to pay tuition, and a family with less tContinue Reading »
Lynne Munson of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity turns in a thought-provoking op-ed at Inside Higher Ed today. She takes colleges to task for hoarding vast sums of money in endowments while still charging students high tuition rates:
Stanford University spends $76 million on undergraduate financial aid, a sum that sounds generous but amounts toContinue Reading »
Stanford Univeristy is rolling out a new policy whereby students with family incomes of less than $45,000 will pay no tuition. Announcements like this have become a mini-trend in recent years, as some high-profile institutions have reacted to critics who note that students at the nation’s most selective colleges and universities are 25 times more likely to be from the top income quartile Continue Reading »