Huffington Post’s “College” tab has a photo feature on a dozen “cheap” four-year colleges and graduate schools. (My good friend Louis Swayne always reminds me that “inexpensive” is a less judgmental term.) Some of the colleges, such as Cooper Union and the Curtis Institute, are expensive places that have enough endowment or philanthropic money to reduce or eliminate students’ costs. But the list does not include the growing number of three-year and other no-frills colleges, a concept that is spreading. Others include the military academies, Berea College, Deep Springs College and College of the Ozarks.
— Richard Lee Colvin