By NPR Staff
Many high school seniors who are heading to college this fall have just paid their tuition deposits — the first real taste of what the college experience is going to cost them. These students are heading to school at a time that some consider a transformative moment for American colleges and universities. Costs are skyrocketing, and there are some real questions about what value college students are getting for their money.
Jeffrey Selingo is an editor with the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of a new book, College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students. In the book, he paints a picture of an American higher education system that has lost its way. Selingo joins NPR’s David Greene to talk about palatial dorms, online courses and why colleges are no longer an equalizing force.
[ Full article, wit audio link, available at NPR.org: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/08/181580716/with-gorgeous-dorms-but-little-cash-colleges-must-adapt ]