January 28, 2016

The Affordable Four-Year College: Is It Really What a High School Senior Wants?

With the start of the presidential primary season I keep reading the promises and diatribes from candidates on both sides about the “value,” or lack thereof, of a college education as well “reasons” why college “costs so much.” It’s very easy for a politician who has never run a college […]
December 22, 2015

The Three Most Misused Terms in College Admissions

As we head into the holiday season, then the presidential primary season, I would like to discuss three terms that you might hear often that are tied to college admissions: College Accessibility, College Affordability and College Readiness. I’m bothered by how these terms have been misused by the current mix […]
September 17, 2015

A New York Times College List That Makes Some Sense

Today I saw a different college list on the New York Times online. This college list, prepared by The Upshot, a regular column, ranks colleges for accessibility to students from low and middle-income families. The main determinant of the ranking on this college list, the College Access Index, is based on the […]