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Cover Image: Follow the Money: How Student Loans Derailed American Higher Education

Follow the Money: How Student Loans Derailed American Higher Education

President Matthew A. Scogin
 March 30, 2022

Every student who takes Economics 101 learns the concept of supply and demand—specifically, how a decrease in the supply of a good or resource drives up its cost. Can supply-and-demand theory also explain the rising cost of attending college? 

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Cover Image: Why the Four-Year Degree is Still the Best “Pathway Program”

Why the Four-Year Degree is Still the Best “Pathway Program”

President Matthew A. Scogin
 March 9, 2022

Criticisms of the 4-year degree program are justified, albeit short-sighted. While other types of post-secondary education help students land their first job, the 4-year degree program remains the best path to a career that includes advancement and professional growth. However, most students take on debilitating debt to finance their education, and it’s a nearly $2 trillion national crisis.

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Cover Image: Rethinking the Economic Model of Higher Education

Rethinking the Economic Model of Higher Education

President Matthew A. Scogin
 February 14, 2022

The discussion around improving access to higher education -- specifically due to the decades-long price increase of a four-year degree -- is typically framed as whether or not college should be free.

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Cover Image: To Preserve the American Dream, Improve Access to Higher Ed

To Preserve the American Dream, Improve Access to Higher Ed

President Matthew A. Scogin
 January 20, 2022

This article is the first in a series in which I’ll be exploring the ways that the economics of higher education influence the decisions students make about their education—and what we (as a country) can do to improve access to higher education.

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