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Naughty and Nice on College Price

By Libby A. Nelson

The “Hall of Shame” of college pricing has been released: federally compiled lists of the country’s most expensive institutions and those that have raised tuition the most in recent years. Mandated by the 2008 renewal of the Higher Education Act, the Education Department lists are intended to embarrass colleges into reining in both their internal costs and the prices they charge to students.

The lists on the department’s College Affordability and Transparency Center, 54 in all, are detailed, attempting to group institutions with their peers in nine categories (public four-year colleges, private four-year colleges, public two-year colleges and so on). In each category, the department created six lists: the most expensive and least expensive colleges, measured by the sticker price of tuition and fees; the highest and lowest net price (what students actually pay); and the percentage increases in sticker price and net price.

Continued at: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/06/30/education_department_releases_lists_on_college_prices

Visit the College Affordability & Transparency Center: http://collegecost.ed.gov/catc/Default.aspx

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