The ‘Lean College:’ A no-frills alternative for higher education

Matt Zalaznick's picture
Thursday, November 7, 2013

Is it time to start thinking seriously about alternatives to the traditional model for higher education?

After all, tuition rates — as well as student loan debt — have soared in recent years, leaving many to question the cost and value of some college and university degrees.

Into the fray comes a policy brief from the Rio Grande Foundation, a free-market think tank based in Albuquerque, that argues for establishing no-frills institutions of higher ed.

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