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Thu., Feb. 14, 2013, 11:24 a.m.

Comparing Idaho Colleges To Others

How affordable are Idaho’s colleges and universities, compared to the competition? The conventional wisdom, of course, holds that Idaho remains a higher education bargain, despite continued tuition and fee increases and a rather modest portfolio of  state-offered scholarships. And a rough glance at the feds’ new college scorecard — touted by President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address — appears to bear out the conventional wisdom. Users can search the scorecard site on several dollars-and-cents metrics, such as graduates’ student loan debt and default rates/Kevin Richert, IdahoEDNews. More here.

Question: Did you or your kids attend college/university in Idaho? Do you consider that education to be a good bargain?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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