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Highest-Paid Private College Prez Made $7.1M

Rensselaer's Shirley Ann Jackson received big retention incentive

(Newser) - Being president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute paid more than 15 times as much as being president of the United States in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 's latest pay survey. Shirley Ann Jackson's total compensation added up to $7,143,312 for the year, millions... More »

Public University Presidents Rake in Millions

Disgraced former Penn State boss Graham Spanier leads the pack

(Newser) - Last year, four public university presidents boasted compensation of more than $1 million, a study finds. At the top: Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president driven out by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Spanier made $2.9 million in the 2011-2012 fiscal year; part of that was his... More »

Colleges With Lowest Graduation Rates

Golden Gate University tops list at 10%

(Newser) - Graduation rates at US institutions of higher learning have dropped 33% since 2002, a Chronicle of Higher Education study finds, and the recession may be to blame. The Huffington Post lists the 12 colleges with the lowest graduation rates:
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco: 10%
  • Alliant International University, San Diego:
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Average Private College Tuition Rises to $32,307

Increase of 3.9% is biggest in six years

(Newser) - The average annual cost of attending a private four-year college increased nearly 4% to $32,307 this school year, the biggest increase since 2001, the College Board said today. Tuition at four-year public schools rose 3.8 percent to $13,589, the report said. The figures, adjusted for inflation, do... More »

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