The Washington Monthly Annual College Guide

Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking
by the Editors

Editor’s Note
by Paul Glastris

College for $99 a Month
The next generation of online education could be great for students—and catastrophic for universities.

by Kevin Carey

Pie in the Sky
What happened when a billionaire pizza mogul tried to build an elite Catholic law school.
by Mariah Blake

Higher Ed’s Bermuda Triangle
Vast numbers of students enter community college remedial classes every year. Few are ever heard from again.
by Camille Esch

International Studies
How America’s mania for college rankings went global.
by Ben Wildavsky

Failure to Launch
The history of higher ed is littered with big ideas that never quite took off.
by Tim Murphy

National University Rankings

Liberal Arts College Rankings

A Note on Methodology

A Note on Teach for America
by Erin Dillon

The No-Frills Campus
A Q & A with Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc

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