Why Does College Cost So Much

This book list for those who looking for to read and enjoy the Why Does College Cost So Much, you can read or download Pdf/ePub books and don't forget to give credit to the trailblazing authors. Notes some of books may not available for your country and only available for those who subscribe and depend to the source of the book library websites.

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Why Does College Cost So Much? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779996
FileSize: 322kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 322

GET EBOOK

Why Does College Cost So Much? by , Summary

Much of what is written about colleges and universities ties rapidly rising tuition to dysfunctional behavior in the academy. Common targets of dysfunction include prestige games among universities, gold plated amenities, and bloated administration. This book offers a different view. To explain rising college cost, the authors place the higher education industry firmly within the larger economic history of the United States. The trajectory of college cost is similar to cost behavior in many other industries, and this is no coincidence. Higher education is a personal service that relies on highly educated labor. A technological trio of broad economic forces has come together in the last thirty years to cause higher education costs, and costs in many other industries, to rise much more rapidly than the inflation rate. The main culprit is economic growth itself. This finding does not mean that all is well in American higher education. A college education has become less reachable to a broad swathe of the American public at the same time that the market demand for highly educated people has soared. This affordability problem has deep roots. The authors explore how cost pressure, the changing wage structure of the US economy, and the complexity of financial aid policy combine to reduce access to higher education below what we need in the 21st century labor market. This book is a call to calm the rhetoric of blame and to instead find policies that will increase access to higher education while preserving the quality of our colleges and universities.

Why Does College Cost So Much?

Why Does College Cost So Much? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert B. Archibald,David H. Feldman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199781324
FileSize: 523kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 523

DOWNLOAD

Why Does College Cost So Much? by Robert B. Archibald,David H. Feldman Summary

Much of what is written about colleges and universities ties rapidly rising tuition to dysfunctional behavior in the academy. Common targets of dysfunction include prestige games among universities, gold plated amenities, and bloated administration. This book offers a different view. To explain rising college cost, the authors place the higher education industry firmly within the larger economic history of the United States. The trajectory of college cost is similar to cost behavior in many other industries, and this is no coincidence. Higher education is a personal service that relies on highly educated labor. A technological trio of broad economic forces has come together in the last thirty years to cause higher education costs, and costs in many other industries, to rise much more rapidly than the inflation rate. The main culprit is economic growth itself. This finding does not mean that all is well in American higher education. A college education has become less reachable to a broad swathe of the American public at the same time that the market demand for highly educated people has soared. This affordability problem has deep roots. The authors explore how cost pressure, the changing wage structure of the US economy, and the complexity of financial aid policy combine to reduce access to higher education below what we need in the 21st century labor market. This book is a call to calm the rhetoric of blame and to instead find policies that will increase access to higher education while preserving the quality of our colleges and universities.

The End of College

The End of College Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kevin Carey
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101634596
FileSize: 1197kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1197

DOWNLOAD

The End of College by Kevin Carey Summary

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

Tuition Rising

Tuition Rising Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ronald G. Ehrenberg
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674034430
FileSize: 1562kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1562

DOWNLOAD

Tuition Rising by Ronald G. Ehrenberg Summary

America's colleges and universities are the best in the world. They are also the most expensive. Tuition has risen faster than the rate of inflation for the past thirty years. There is no indication that this trend will abate. Ronald G. Ehrenberg explores the causes of this tuition inflation, drawing on his many years as a teacher and researcher of the economics of higher education and as a senior administrator at Cornell University. Using incidents and examples from his own experience, he discusses a wide range of topics including endowment policies, admissions and financial aid policies, the funding of research, tenure and the end of mandatory retirement, information technology, libraries and distance learning, student housing, and intercollegiate athletics. He shows that colleges and universities, having multiple, relatively independent constituencies, suffer from ineffective central control of their costs. And in a fascinating analysis of their response to the ratings published by magazines such as "U.S. News & World Report," he shows how they engage in a dysfunctional competition for students. In the short run, colleges and universities have little need to worry about rising tuitions, since the number of qualified students applying for entrance is rising even faster. But in the long run, it is not at all clear that the increases can be sustained. Ehrenberg concludes by proposing a set of policies to slow the institutions' rising tuitions without damaging their quality.

Will College Pay Off?

Will College Pay Off? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Cappelli
Editor: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1610395271
FileSize: 613kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 613

DOWNLOAD

Will College Pay Off? by Peter Cappelli Summary

The decision of whether to go to college, or where, is hampered by poor information and inadequate understanding of the financial risk involved. Adding to the confusion, the same degree can cost dramatically different amounts for different people. A barrage of advertising offers new degrees designed to lead to specific jobs, but we see no information on whether graduates ever get those jobs. Mix in a frenzied applications process, and pressure from politicians for "relevant" programs, and there is an urgent need to separate myth from reality. Peter Cappelli, an acclaimed expert in employment trends, the workforce, and education, provides hard evidence that counters conventional wisdom and helps us make cost-effective choices. Among the issues Cappelli analyzes are: What is the real link between a college degree and a job that enables you to pay off the cost of college, especially in a market that is in constant change? Why it may be a mistake to pursue degrees that will land you the hottest jobs because what is hot today is unlikely to be so by the time you graduate. Why the most expensive colleges may actually be the cheapest because of their ability to graduate students on time. How parents and students can find out what different colleges actually deliver to students and whether it is something that employers really want. College is the biggest expense for many families, larger even than the cost of the family home, and one that can bankrupt students and their parents if it works out poorly. Peter Cappelli offers vital insight for parents and students to make decisions that both make sense financially and provide the foundation that will help students make their way in the world.

Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity

Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles T. Clotfelter
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674982517
FileSize: 1541kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1541

DOWNLOAD

Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity by Charles T. Clotfelter Summary

Based on quantitative comparisons of colleges since the 1970s, Charles Clotfelter reveals that despite the civil rights revolution, billions spent on financial aid, and the commitment of colleges to greater equality, stratification in higher education has grown starker. He explains why undergraduate education—unequal in 1970—is even more so today.

The Price You Pay for College

The Price You Pay for College Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ron Lieber
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062867326
FileSize: 306kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 306

DOWNLOAD

The Price You Pay for College by Ron Lieber Summary

The hugely popular New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling The Opposite of Spoiled offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college. Sending a teenager to a flagship state university for four years of on-campus living costs more than $100,000 in many parts of the United States. Meanwhile, many families of freshmen attending selective private colleges will spend triple—over $300,000. With the same passion, smarts, and humor that infuse his personal finance column, Ron Lieber offers a much-needed roadmap to help families navigate this difficult and often confusing journey. Lieber begins by explaining who pays what and why and how the financial aid system got so complicated. He also pulls the curtain back on merit aid, an entirely new form of discounting that most colleges now use to compete with peers. While price is essential, value is paramount. So what is worth paying extra for, and how do you know when it exists in abundance at any particular school? Is a small college better than a big one? Who actually does the teaching? Given that every college claims to have reinvented its career center, who should we actually believe? He asks the tough questions of college presidents and financial aid gatekeepers that parents don’t know (or are afraid) to ask and summarizes the research about what matters and what doesn’t. Finally, Lieber calmly walks families through the process of setting financial goals, explaining the system to their children and figuring out the right ways to save, borrow, and bargain for a better deal. The Price You Pay for College gives parents the clarity they need to make informed choices and helps restore the joy and wonder the college experience is supposed to represent.

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret J. Barr,George S. McClellan
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119287766
FileSize: 1712kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1712

DOWNLOAD

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education by Margaret J. Barr,George S. McClellan Summary

This book will help new administrators (department chairs, directors, deans) understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution. Highly accessible, practitioners will be able to put the book's guidance to immediate use in their work. It is also grounded in the latest knowledge base and filled with examples from across all types of institutions, so that it makes an ideal text for a courses in graduate programs in higher education leadership and administration. Specifically, the book: • provides an understanding of the basics of budgeting and fiscal management in higher education • defines the elements of a budget, the budget cycle, and the steps for creating a budget • suggests ways of avoiding common pitfalls and problems of managing budgets • contains effective strategies for dealing with loss of resources • includes end-of-chapter reflection questions and an expanded glossary of terms Written in plain language this volume provides practical approaches to many complex problems in fiscal management. This new edition of the book contains new information in every chapter reflecting both the most recent developments in higher education and feedback from readers of the earlier edition. The information on the current higher education financial environment has been updated, and the case studies have been revised. Readers will be introduced to Bowen's theory of resources and expenses as an important way to understand budgetary decision making in colleges and universities. Special attention is paid to the use of restricted funds, the budget implications of faculty appointments and the challenges caused by personnel policies for staff. In addition, greater attention is given to development and implementation of repair and replacement programs in auxiliary enterprises. The challenges that arise when budget problems are postponed are also discussed. The volume contains a number of suggestions for practitioners with new budgeting and fiscal responsibilities.

Is College a Lousy Investment?

Is College a Lousy Investment? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah,Seneca Vaught
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475833997
FileSize: 1384kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1384

DOWNLOAD

Is College a Lousy Investment? by Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah,Seneca Vaught Summary

This book addresses the concerns of students, parents, advisors, and higher education professionals about higher education, and explains how students can gain the most through their college years by debunking many of the misconceptions of college.

Education, Skills, and Technical Change

Education, Skills, and Technical Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles R. Hulten,Valerie A. Ramey
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022656794X
FileSize: 1779kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1779

DOWNLOAD

Education, Skills, and Technical Change by Charles R. Hulten,Valerie A. Ramey Summary

Over the past few decades, US business and industry have been transformed by the advances and redundancies produced by the knowledge economy. The workplace has changed, and much of the work differs from that performed by previous generations. Can human capital accumulation in the United States keep pace with the evolving demands placed on it, and how can the workforce of tomorrow acquire the skills and competencies that are most in demand? Education, Skills, and Technical Change explores various facets of these questions and provides an overview of educational attainment in the United States and the channels through which labor force skills and education affect GDP growth. Contributors to this volume focus on a range of educational and training institutions and bring new data to bear on how we understand the role of college and vocational education and the size and nature of the skills gap. This work links a range of research areas—such as growth accounting, skill development, higher education, and immigration—and also examines how well students are being prepared for the current and future world of work.

Paying the Price

Paying the Price Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022640448X
FileSize: 353kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 353

DOWNLOAD

Paying the Price by Sara Goldrick-Rab Summary

A “bracing and well-argued” study of America’s college debt crisis—“necessary reading for anyone concerned about the fate of American higher education” (Kirkus). College is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it. In Paying the Price, education scholar Sara Goldrick-Rab reveals the devastating effect of these shortfalls. Goldrick-Rab examines a study of 3,000 students who used the support of federal aid and Pell Grants to enroll in public colleges and universities in Wisconsin in 2008. Half the students in the study left college without a degree, while less than 20 percent finished within five years. The cause of their problems, time and again, was lack of money. Unable to afford tuition, books, and living expenses, they worked too many hours at outside jobs, dropped classes, took time off to save money, and even went without adequate food or housing. In many heartbreaking cases, they simply left school—not with a degree, but with crippling debt. Goldrick-Rab combines that data with devastating stories of six individual students, whose struggles make clear the human and financial costs of our convoluted financial aid policies. In the final section of the book, Goldrick-Rab offers a range of possible solutions, from technical improvements to the financial aid application process, to a bold, public sector–focused “first degree free” program. "Honestly one of the most exciting books I've read, because [Goldrick-Rab has] solutions. It's a manual that I'd recommend to anyone out there, if you're a parent, if you're a teacher, if you're a student."—Trevor Noah, The Daily Show

Does Education Really Help?

Does Education Really Help? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edward N. Wolff
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019029356X
FileSize: 1799kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1799

DOWNLOAD

Does Education Really Help? by Edward N. Wolff Summary

This book challenges the conventional wisdom that greater schooling and skill improvement leads to higher wages, that income inequality falls with wider access to schooling, and that the Information Technology revolution will re-ignite worker pay. Indeed, the econometric results provide no evidence that the growth of skills or educational attainment has any statistically significant relation to earnings growth or that greater equality in schooling has led to a decline in income inequality. Results also indicate that computer investment is negatively related to earnings gains and positively associated with changes in both income inequality and the dispersion of worker skills. The findings reports here have direct relevance to ongoing policy debates on educational reform in the U.S.

Organizational Learning Contracts

Organizational Learning Contracts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul S. Goodman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199876355
FileSize: 1908kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1908

DOWNLOAD

Organizational Learning Contracts by Paul S. Goodman Summary

This book addresses a new concept, the organizational learning contract, a shared agreement among the faculty, staff, and students in an educational institution about what, how, where, and when learning should take place. Goodman, who has pioneered the concept in his work with new and traditional institutions, examines the consequences of strong and weak contracts while bridging theory with practice. In the first section, Goodman develops the concept of the organizational learning contract, builds measures, and looks at the consequences of strong versus weak contracts on student and institutional effectiveness indicators. The second section, which includes the perspectives of two leaders of start-up institutions who have created new organizational contracts, explores issues of design and change in introducing the concept into new and existing institutions.

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William J. Bennett,David Wilezol
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 159555422X
FileSize: 993kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 993

DOWNLOAD

Is College Worth It? by William J. Bennett,David Wilezol Summary

For many students, a bachelor's degree is considered the golden ticket to a more financially and intellectually fulfilling life. But the disturbing reality is that debt, unemployment, and politically charged pseudo learning are more likely outcomes for many college students today than full-time employment and time-honored knowledge. This raises the question: is college still worth it? Who is responsible for debt-saddled, undereducated students, and how do future generations of students avoid the same problems? In a time of economic uncertainty, what majors and schools will produce competitive graduates? Is College Worth It? uses personal experience, statistical analysis, and real-world interviews to provide answers to some of the most troubling social and economic problems of our time.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher Emdin
Editor: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807006416
FileSize: 413kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 413

DOWNLOAD

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too by Christopher Emdin Summary

A New York Times Best Seller Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y’all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student’s culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike—both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the “Seven C’s” of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education. For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too has been featured in MotherJones.com, Education Week, Weekend All Things Considered with Michel Martin, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, PBS NewsHour.com, Slate, The Washington Post, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Essence Magazine, Salon, ColorLines, Ebony.com, Huffington Post Education

Higher Learning, Greater Good

Higher Learning, Greater Good Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter W. McMahon
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801896789
FileSize: 805kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 805

DOWNLOAD

Higher Learning, Greater Good by Walter W. McMahon Summary

He offers policy options that can enable state and federal governments to increase investment in higher education.

American Higher Education

American Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John R. Thelin
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317498623
FileSize: 976kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 976

DOWNLOAD

American Higher Education by John R. Thelin Summary

Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.

The New Education

The New Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathy N. Davidson
Editor: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093183
FileSize: 854kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 854

DOWNLOAD

The New Education by Cathy N. Davidson Summary

A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past -- and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925. It was in those decades that the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, all in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Are Four Isms Killing America?

Are Four Isms Killing America? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert A. Taft
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1984518321
FileSize: 1973kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1973

DOWNLOAD

Are Four Isms Killing America? by Robert A. Taft Summary

The answer to the question raised in the title of this book is yes. This well-documented account explores the four culprits: progressivism, communism, Islamism, and globalism. After presenting the American concept and its key vulnerabilities, the book tracks the history of each of these isms, comparing their similarities and describing why Americanism runs totally counter to their principles. From 1900 to the present, this chilling but factual account shows the impact the isms have had on the evolution of America. Starting in 1960, the four have combined forces to attack the family, religion, and education in order to take down this country, its Constitution, and moral firewall. In the end, the fallacy of the four isms, along with their collective operational formula, is exposed and how emerging generations are the unwitting victims of their assault.

Of Serfs and Lords

Of Serfs and Lords Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Kelsey
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475837917
FileSize: 1826kb
File Format: Pdf
Read: 1826

DOWNLOAD

Of Serfs and Lords by Richard Kelsey Summary

The high tuition cost at universities is hurting students and only benefiting the tenured faculty and professors.