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A lot has changed since Kiplinger began ranking the most beneficial public colleges in 1998. Back then, total costs in the state—tuition, fees, room, and board—rarely exceeded $10,000. Out-of-state price tags were almost always under $20,000. And academic value was a side topic (for everyone but Kiplinger’s) instead of a national conversation. University of Michigan …

A college education — even at a top private college or university — doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. Here are ten private schools of Kiplinger’s Top 100 Values ​​in Private Colleges and Universities where the net price per student—the annual cost (tuition, fees, room and board, and books) for students …

Washington and who? If you’re not from the South, you may not be familiar with Washington and Lee University. But this pint-sized liberal arts college is making a name for itself as an outsized undergraduate value. Number one for the first time on Kiplinger’s liberal arts list, it’s flirted with the top spot for several …

Massachusetts is home to some of the best institutions of higher education in the country. Amid a public health crisis that has claimed the lives of more than 120,000 people in the United States and left about a quarter of American workers without jobs, top state higher education officials have sought to get an idea …

A new Ithaka S+R report explores how to improve transfer pathways between community colleges and private, nonprofit four-year institutions. Some students are expected to stay close to home and enroll in two-year colleges for the next semester or two to save money, due to the impacts of COVID-19. While private institutions may struggle to recruit …

Occidental College is a good illustration of the admissions challenges facing private colleges this year. On June 1, Occidental had 572 freshman deposits for the fall. That’s just slightly below the 580 to 590 Western estimates it needs to have good class, given the inevitability of summer melt. The college’s goal was 535. But this …