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When did the four year degree stop being a thing?

With college sticker prices going up to $78,000 annually, I think it's reasonable for one to ...

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Are sticker prices meaningless? Not with this much variation

It's unusual for me to write about sticker prices, because they so rarely correlate with ...

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High Tide? Rising Tide?

The scope of change in the composition of the student body at Alabama is hard ...

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How to conduct a great college search: dare to make decisions

We must guide students to reflect on their objectives rather than reacting to dynamics which ...

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Biggest news yet this year–to me, at least

31 May 2019 While I can’t say I’m particularly surprised by it, UVA’s announcement ...

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The source (and consequences) of our collective confusion

Maybe the achievement culture itself isn't fully to blame for all this stress.

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