YCBK 366: Why you should NOT trust USNWR College Rankings
YCBK 366: Why you should NOT trust USNWR College Rankings [Transcript]

YCBK 367: Colleges spend like there is no tomorrow, these college devour money-Part 2

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (1:48): Mark and Vince discuss the Wall Street Journal article entitled, “Colleges spend like there is no tomorrow, “These colleges are just devouring money”. The article is written by Melissa Korn, Andrea Fuller and Jennifer Forsyth (Length 18 minutes)

This week’s question (19:50): We have a special guest who will answer a Speakpipe question from from a listener who wants to know if AI is going to lead colleges to stop offering college essays for students to complete?

(Length 5 minutes)

This week’s interview (24:18): Mark interviews Ron Lieber, author of the book, “The Price You Pay for College” and the author of the “You Money” column. Preview of Part 3

  • Ron and I talk about net price calculators, can you trust them
  • Ron and I discuss the difference between need-aware and need-blind admissions.
  • Ron Lieber discusses Front-Loading the grant.
  • Ron is asked, why is the cost of college so high? (Length 21 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (35:34): The NYT podcast, “The Daily ”did a special podcast that we think is very important and the title is, “Is College Worth It”. The podcast aired on 9-20-2023 and it features one of our favorite thought leaders, “Paul Tough”

College Spotlight (45:56): Rice University – Part 2 of 2 https://www.rice.edu/


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