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Randolph-Macon offers 'degree guarantee'

Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va., today announced a Four-Year Degree Guarantee: Students who follow a few institutional policies are promised a degree in four years, or else the college will waive tuition until the student has finished. With the guarantee,...

By Daniel de Vise  | February 22, 2011; 5:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Attainment, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates  | Tags:  Degree Guarantee Program Randolph Macon, RMC degree guarantee, Randolph-Macon College degree guarantee, Virginia college guarantees degree, college guarantees four-year graduation  
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Harvard nets 35,000 applications

Several top universities are reporting another year of record applications, perpetuating the industry trend of application inflation and striking fear in the hearts of worthy high school seniors everywhere. Harvard received nearly 35,000 applications, a 15 percent increase over last...

By Daniel de Vise  | January 20, 2011; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Marketing, Privates  | Tags:  Harvard admissions, Stanford admissions, application inflation, college applications  
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Independent colleges launch 2020 graduation push

Two organizations of independent colleges unveiled a new Web site Thursday that brings together hundreds of existing or proposed initiatives at member colleges toward meeting President Obama's goal of regaining the lead in college completion by 2020. Building Blocks to...

By Daniel de Vise  | September 24, 2010; 2:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Attainment, Privates, Students  | Tags:  Building Blocks to 2020, CIC, NAICU, Obama graduation initiative, college completion initiative  
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Financial aid rising faster than tuition

An annual survey of independent colleges, released Tuesday, finds that students may pay a little less to attend college this fall, even as colleges charge more. Student aid spending will rise by 7 percent in the coming academic year, according...

By Daniel de Vise  | June 29, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates, Research  | Tags:  NAICU survey, aid tuition college, college tuition, college tuition survey, net cost college, tuition and fees, tuition discounting  
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Md. fund gives tax dollars to private colleges

A lone Maryland senator is campaigning against a little-known state aid program that dispenses cash to private colleges, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports. The Joseph A. Sellinger State Aid Program was launched in 1973 to preserve "a diversity of...

By Daniel de Vise  | June 8, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Privates, Public policy  | Tags:  Brochin Sellinger, James Brochin, Maryland private colleges, Sellinger state aid, tax dollars private colleges  
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'Value' in higher education

An article I wrote for Monday's paper posits St. Mary's College of Maryland as one of the great values in higher education. Lists of "top values" in academia are wildly popular, perhaps second only to rankings of colleges in overall...

By Daniel de Vise  | June 1, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Privates, Publics, Rankings  | Tags:  best value colleges, st. mary's college maryland, top values higher education  
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Older Entries in This Category »

A banner year for GWU admissions, Daniel de Vise , May 20, 2010
Tuition discounting at an all-time high, Daniel de Vise , April 9, 2010
JHU tuition crosses $40K mark, Daniel de Vise , March 22, 2010
College news in 'three clicks or less', Daniel de Vise , March 15, 2010
Net price: A college president's view, Daniel de Vise , February 17, 2010
GW trustees approve tuition hike, Daniel de Vise , February 12, 2010
Snowball Fights and Snowbound Presidents, Daniel de Vise , February 10, 2010
Study: Catholics not "led astray" at Catholic U's, Daniel de Vise , February 3, 2010
U of C President dating professor, Daniel de Vise , February 3, 2010
Applications up at Loyola, Goucher, Daniel de Vise , February 2, 2010
GWU business school ascends, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
Applications also up at GMU, Marymount, Trinity, Daniel de Vise , January 25, 2010
CUA welcomes pro-life pilgrims, Daniel de Vise , January 20, 2010
 
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