Carnegie Supports Report on Incentives to Attend Private Colleges
States could save money and increase college-graduation rates by providing modest financial incentives for students to choose private colleges over comparable public ones, according to a report released this week.
The conclusion, which was quickly disputed by a group representing public colleges, comes at a time when a growing number of states are providing the opposite incentives.
The report was prepared for the Council of Independent Colleges as part of its efforts to promote the value of the liberal arts and independent colleges. The council’s public-relations push has been supported by a number of funders, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the National Endowment for the Humanities...