Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With escalating tuition rates and student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. Ivory Tower explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning, providing an astonishing look at the university landscape.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
139 Ratings
139 Ratings

82% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.8/10
  • Fresh 42
  • Rotten 9

Critics Consensus: Although Ivory Tower makes it clear that there isn't enough room in a 90-minute film to tackle spiraling student loan debt, it also serves as a compelling call for deeper investigation.

14+ COMMON SENSE

Frank look at business of college is a must-see for teens.

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Paramount
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2014 Cable News Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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