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ERIC Number: ED560912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 56
Abstractor: As Provided
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Education or Reputation? A Look at America's Top-Ranked Liberal Arts Colleges
Poliakoff, Michael; Alacbay, Armand
American Council of Trustees and Alumni
ACTA [American Council of Trustees and Alumni] today released a report that examines the country's most prestigious liberal arts colleges. Despite endowments soaring as high as $1.8 billion, nearly all institutions increased tuition during the Great Recession to finance bloated administrative spending, with many college presidents enjoying salaries higher than Barack Obama's. "Education or Reputation?" peels back reputation to find out what students are really getting for their diploma's $240,000 price tag. Two appendices are included: (1) Criteria for Evaluating Core Courses; and (2) School Evaluation Notes for Core Courses.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council of Trustees and Alumni