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January 01, 2013

With On Campus, WGBH explores trends emerging in America's higher education system. Our reporters take the time to visit colleges and universities to capture distinct voices of students, faculty and administrators. At a time when many families are questioning the value of a college degree — grappling with how to pay for it — higher education is still one of the only ways to get ahead. But it's increasingly unaffordable. Costs and quality are being challenged. Family incomes are stagnating and, in an era of across-the-board spending cuts, there's less help from state and federal government. Some experts argue the entire system must be reinvented. So how did we get here? And where are we going?

What's the potential for new business models and technology to increase access for low-income students? How are new developments changing expectations for faculty today? We want to create a dialogue on the complex issues related to higher education. Story ideas? Tweet us @OnCampusWGBH or email oncampus@wgbh.org.

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