“There are few things more condescending and destructive than those who have benefited from an expensive and intensive college education (Mr. Ellsberg is a graduate of Brown University) arguing that others need not bother about such benefits for themselves.” — Macalester College President Brian Rosenberg in a Huffington Post commentary criticizing Michael Ellsberg’s recent New York Read more

Law schools pressed to tell the truth on job placement, debt The American Bar Association and 200 law schools it accredits are under growing pressure from Congress to quell complaints that colleges are misleading students about job prospects and saddling graduates with loans they can’t afford to repay. (USA Today) Death on Notre Dame lift spurs schools to Read more

Raj Date of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau told an audience at the University of Minnesota yesterday why colleges need a comprehensive, standardized format for financial-aid-package letters: Once challenge that students face is comparing financial aid information from different schools. … It’s important to be able make side-by-side comparisons. But when prospective students open their Read more

Tuition and fees rise more than 8% at U.S. public colleges Public four-year universities charged residents an average of $8,244, up 8.3% from last year, while public two-year schools charged an average of $2,963, up 8.7%, says the report by the non-profit College Board. About 80% of the nation’s undergraduates attend public institutions. (USA Today) Toughest Exam Read more