Tuition at public colleges and universities has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
Some of the most affordable colleges have high dropout and student loan default rates.
Some experts believe the availability of free or nearly free online education will cause many colleges and universities to close.
Recent college grads owe more than $26,000 on average, and more than a third of them are working in jobs that don't require a college degree.
The average in-state sticker price for a public university is about $8,000 a year. Yet the typical student pays less than a third that amount. Here's how it's done.
Should colleges stand up and say, 'Enough is enough -- we can't, in good conscience, send these kids out into the world with tens of thousands of dollars in debt'?
The U.S. schools with the highest tuition and living expenses are not necessarily the least affordable, a new ranking shows.
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