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Last week we looked at which accreditors had the most lenient standards (by one measure anyway) for four-year colleges. Today, we’ll look at the same question for two-year colleges.
We identified two-year colleges with possibly loose graduation requirements (colleges with a much higher default rate than we would expect based on their graduation rate*) and tallied the number of such colleContinue Reading »
One of the comments on last week’s post asked for a map of tuition. Below are maps of the enrollment-weighted, average tuition by state for (1) all colleges, (2) four-year colleges, and (3) two-year colleges.
There is a lot of interesting information buried in these maps, but three things jumped out at me.
First, tuition tends to be highest inContinue Reading »
Deep Springs College has intrigued me ever since I first read about the singular institution in a mass-mailing sent to me as a high school student. The tiny, all-male, two-year college is located on a cattle ranch and alfalfa farm in an isolated valley in California’s high desert. The 26 hand-picked students at Deep Springs study great books, work on the ranch, and govern the institution to a sContinue Reading »
Quick Hits is a short compilation of question-raising news stories, blog posts, and video clips that Education Sector team members are reading and viewing each day.Will long-term unemployment trends negatively affect laid-off teachers? (Ezra Klein) Which measures of student success should two-year Continue Reading »