Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
George Washington University
July 1, 2009
Will Colleges Be the Next Bubble to Burst?
Are colleges going to be the next big bubble that bursts? College prices continue to rise even as fewer and fewer parents are remotely able to cover the tab. Ever since George Washington University broke the $50,000-a-year barrier awhile ago, a growing number of elite schools now charge at least that much. Imagine that. Or rather, imagine paying that. I...
March 31, 2009
Giving Rich Kids a College Advantage
The New York Times published a front-page article recently which discussed how some colleges are giving preferential treatment to rich students. The trend shouldn’t be surprising. Actually, the vast majority of private colleges have been playing out of this rule book for many years. It didn’t take the current financial crisis to trigger it. Regardless of how you feel about...