25 ways to reduce the cost of college

The Center for College Affordability and Productivity has been periodically releasing bits and pieces of what will be a book-length compendium of 25 proposals to reduce the cost of college. Much of it is now available online, reports Daniel de Vise for College Inc. I guess the title speaks for itself, and the 234-page manuscript wastes no time with introductions or executive summaries, jumping right into idea #1, Encourage More Students to Attend Community College. For those who can’t spare the time to give the full document its due, here’s a much-condensed version. (I’m not necessarily agreeing with these ideas, mind you, merely endeavoring to explain them):

1. Encourage More Students to Attend Community College. Two-year colleges cost less than four-year schools.

2. Promote Dual Enrollment Programs. Students who earn college credit in high school save money in college.…Read More

List of failing students mistakenly sent to all students

An e-mail listing 18 students at risk of flunking out of Wesley College in Delaware was mistakenly e-mailed to every student at the college, according to a report in the News Journal newspaper, says College, Inc. It was meant as an internal exchange among academic advisers. The missive said of one student, “The hole she has dug is deeper than the mine shaft in Chile.”

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