January 19, 2016

Free Public College Tuition For All: Is It Even Possible?

I have followed, with interest, the debates between the Democratic candidates for President more than I have followed the Republicans. This is not so much because  I do not know how I will vote as much as the discussion of the costs of a college education. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) […]
October 28, 2015

The Numbers Matter With Historically Black Colleges

Next week I will visit Howard University as part of a trip to see a number of Baltimore and Washington D.C area colleges. Howard is one 80 historically black colleges in the United States that were recently ranked in U.S. News. The private historically black colleges are diverse in that some […]
October 14, 2015

The Original Public Ivy Schools–30 Years Later

For the past three years I have published my own Public Ivy list. Each year, just like U.S. News, I changed the methodology for my list based on what I had learned on my journeys to colleges. Even though the Public Ivy list has been one of my most popular posts, […]
September 21, 2015

Should There be an Independent College Rating Service?

Most recently I wrote about the Federal College Scorecard.  I stated that I did not believe that the Federal Government should get into the business of rating colleges or providing outdated or potentially misleading information. Politicians and their appointees should not be allowed to rate any public or private service, […]
September 16, 2015

The Value of the Federal College Scorecard

This week I have had a chance to play with the newest tool offered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) called the College Scorecard. The new College Scorecard has two useful features that I had not found on other sites. You can find out, courtesy of state unemployment insurance […]
August 21, 2015

Consider Public Universities that ‘Own’ a City and a College Town

If you’re shopping for a college, you are probably getting ideas as to which cities could be a “college town.” A college town could be a community dominated by a college that is the major catalyst for the local economy. State College, Pennsylvania, home of Penn State’s main campus, fits […]