Why is tuition rising so rapidly?

No one is happy about how fast tuition and fees are rising at colleges around the country. But there is a lot of misunderstanding that can interfere with our ability to address the issue. Prices actually rose less rapidly from 2005 to 2015 than in previous decades. This does not mean the price increases are not a problem, but it does mean it is reasonable to look beyond recent patterns to understand them.


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