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Excerpt From 'Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids — And What We Can Do About It'

For those who have to pay the whole tab, a bachelor's degree from a prestigious private college will set a family back more than a quarter of a million dollars. At this writing, a year's tuition, room and board at the aforementioned Kenyon College comes to $49,290. (True, some families negotiate discounts on the tuition. But at schools like Kenyon a majority of students are or are close to being full payers.) And this doesn't count books, clothes, off-campus snacks, or a summer course at the University of Perugia, which could add another $10,000. … Back to Article

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