Is College Too Expensive? Yes, But Especially for Those Attending Non-Elite Schools

It’s the time of year when students are heading off to college all across the country, and we start seeing the perennial “Is College Too Expensive?” articles popping up everywhere.

Bagging Groceries in Greenwich

Matt Debenham is a writer, a parent, a teacher, and now he works at a grocery store too.

The Working Poor Has A Master’s Degree

Male professors even out-earn female professors at some women’s colleges.

“Choosing THE RIGHT School”: BS or Total BS?

Duke Says $60K Tuition Is a Bargain

In 1984, it cost $10,000 a year to go to Duke University. Today, it’s $60,000 a year. “It’s staggering,” says Duke freshman Max Duncan, “especially considering that for four years.”

But according to Jim Roberts, executive vice provost at Duke, that’s actually a discount. “We’re investing on average about $90,000 in the education of each student,” he says. Roberts is not alone in making the claim. In fact, it’s one most elite research institutions point to when asked about rising tuition.


Life and Debt in Mexico City

Laura Marie: I grew up in a small town in Southern Mexico. Well it’s not THAT small but it has a very…traditional feeling—I’m 25 and my Facebook is full of weddings.