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VOLUME 48 NUMBER 9/10 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 COVER THE 2016 COLLEGE GUIDE Introduction: A Different Kind of College Ranking 19 America's Best Colleges for Adult Learners 23 by Kevin Carey Nearly half of all college students are twenty-five or older. Yet no publication has ranked the top schools for them. Until now. by Paul Glastris 80 Best Colleges for Adult Learners Rankings 26 A Note on Methodology: Best Colleges for Adult Learners 34 America's Best Bang for the Buck Colleges 2016 37 Our exclusive list of schools that help non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices. by Robert Kelchen Best Bang for the Buck Rankings 38 The Sixteen Most Innovative People in Higher Education 59 How they're working to make college more accessible, affordable, and effective. by Gilad Edelman Labor of Love Paul Quinn College president Michael Sorrell thinks his work college model can thrive in cities across the country. But can it work without him? 67 67 by Matt Connolly How the Internet Wrecked College Admissions Colleges are drowning in online applications, which is bad news for both schools and students. 73 by Anne Kim The False Promise of "Free College" Hillary Clinton won't be able to bring tuition down to zero. But if she's willing to be radical, she can make college affordable for all. 77 by Iris Palmer 77 TOC IMAGES: middle: Courtesy of Dear World; bottom: ASSOCIATED PRESS National University Rankings 80 Liberal Arts College Rankings 94 Top 100 Master's Universities 106 Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges 110 A Note on Methodology: 4-Year Colleges and Universities 114

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