Q: I've heard that some colleges have mentors for their students
as well as advisers. What's the difference?
Question: In this age of online courses, why do we need so many
expensive faculty members in colleges? Can't we save money by
replacing them with "course facilitators"?
Question: What qualifications should college presidents have,
and how are they chosen? Why do some make so much money?
Question: I'm worried about my daughter being too stressed in
college. What can parents do to help their kids be more
Question: Why should students waste their time
majoring in history, English or the arts? If they can't get a job,
aren't those majors useless?
Question: Students bring headaches to communities. Why should my
city support a college?
Q: How do colleges hire faculty members? How difficult is it to
get a teaching position?
Q: Why do universities hire so many adjuncts? Do they teach as
effectively as the full-time faculty?
Q: I'm a college student, and I have no idea what the staff
does. Why are there so many of them?
Question: My daughter wants to
go to graduate school right after receiving her undergraduate
degree. Is that wise? Shouldn't she gain some work experience, and
then go to grad school?
Question: Are community colleges a good value? After my son gets
his two-year degree, would it be easy to transfer to a four-year
Question: Why are my textbooks so expensive? I paid $100 for one
book. I'm taking six classes, and some use more than one book.
Q: I have two children in college. Their college tells me it
cannot reveal their grades to me, even though they are minors and I
pay their tuition. Is this the norm?
Question: I'm worried that by the time my daughter goes to
college in three years, the budget cuts at our local state college
will have hurt the quality of her education. Are my concerns
Q: How much should I save for my kids' college education? Can I
rely on government grants and athletic scholarships?
After I start college, when and how do I start focusing on a
Question: How do I know if my daughter and son are ready for
Q Is college life too difficult? My son keeps complaining about
college and asking for more money. My wife says we shouldn't send
more money. What do you think?
Question: I hear from my professors that if I can't find them in
their offices - they're doing research.
Why do private universities keep increasing their tuition?
Aren't they pricing themselves out of the market?
Question: What should I do about my professor who blows me off?
I am told he has tenure and does not care if I complain about his
Question: Why aren't U.S. colleges offering 3-year baccalaureate
degrees, similar to some Asian and European nations? My 17-year old
daughter will save a lot of money if she completes her degree in
Question: How do I choose the right college? My parents want me
to go to the college where they met and fell in love. How do I make
sure my choice is right for me?
Question: State universities are money pits. They keep asking
for more state support and show no accountability for what they do!
Why is that?
Universities are some of the best-kept secrets in America.