Universities, Inc.

Universities run much like any other human institutions, something that seems as obvious as it has long been misunderstood. They need revenue, market themselves, and in general serve their self interest. We look at how American higher education operates in ways that many Americans may not know. See all our Special Reports

How the immigration controversy could drive up the cost of college

Losing international students would cost U.S. universities billions in revenue

Study: Fast-rising room and board costs worsen college affordability problem

Food, dorm charges are increasing far faster than inflation, new calculations show

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support

Obama says failing to help everyone will drag down the economy. Here’s how research shows that’s true

Failing to get Hispanics to and through college will lower incomes for all, according to growing body of knowledge

A tough-to-swallow reason college keeps costing more: the price of meal plans

Students are having to fork over far more than what average Americans pay to eat

Who benefits from New York’s free college plan?

This story was originally published by the Education Writers Association and reprinted with permission. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to make tuition free year at New York’s public colleges and universities for…

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Students, feeling nickel-and-dimed, force new scrutiny of college fees

A handful of schools call a halt to unexpected fees that are rising faster than tuition

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Entrepreneur: A lifelong endeavor

  Go online and you will find much discussion about the need for today’s creative practitioner to be more entrepreneurial: advice on…

Why are colleges and universities handing over more than half of their tuition to online program managers?

  In three years, no one will be able to explain why it was that colleges and universities continued to hand more…

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