[caption id="attachment_52851" align="alignleft" width="150"] Two-thirds of incoming freshmen said their choice of which college to attend was significantly affected by current economic conditions.[/caption]

Continuing a recent trend, more incoming freshmen at four-year colleges said money was a key factor in their choice of school—and the percentage of students who said their main reason for attending college was career-focused reached an all-time high.

These are the primary takeaways from an annual survey released Jan. 24, and they lend further support to the idea that the economics of higher education must change as colleges compete for...

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