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World's Top 10 Universities

MIT is No. 1, again, in new rankings

(Newser) - MIT is making old hat of this: For the fifth straight year, it sits atop an annual ranking of the world's universities by the education group Quacquarelli Symonds . The survey takes into account factors including research quality, employment for grads, and teaching quality. MIT also ranks first in 12... More »

One Public College Really Racks Up Grad-Student Debt

That would be New Jersey's well-regarded Rutgers University

(Newser) - Just one public university made it on the list of the top 20 US colleges receiving the most graduate-student loan money—an elite group that received 20%, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of funds loaned to graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year, the Washington Post reports.... 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 »

Why College Sports Are Broke

Greed and need to compete ruin many programs

(Newser) - College athletic programs across the country are slashing sports and running up debts like teenagers with their first credit cards. Of the 227 public universities in Division I, just 22 turned a profit last year. Why? Because the drive to compete in theoretical cash cow sports like football and basketball... More »

UVa. Board Backtracks, Reinstates President

Teresa Sullivan is back after campus, community rallied behind her

(Newser) - Thomas Jefferson's university has just wrapped up a two-week stretch that was as tumultuous as it gets in the realm of higher education: The University of Virginia's governing board today reinstated Teresa Sullivan as president 16 days after unceremoniously giving her the boot, reports the Daily Progress . Sullivan'... More »

Your Major Is Hard? Pay More Tuition

Math, science, and business students face price hikes

(Newser) - The tougher your major in college is, the more tuition you could have to fork over. More and more public universities are billing a higher tuition to students who major in math, business, and science programs. The schools' rationale is that it's more expensive to teach these specialties, and... More »

Public College Tuition Jumps 8%

Prices increasing even as family income falls

(Newser) - Public schools got significantly more expensive again last year, with tuition at four-year universities shooting up 8.3% to $8,244, according to a new report from the College Board. The story wasn’t any better at two-year schools, which saw prices rise an average 8.7% to $2,963.... More »

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