Why Is College So Expensive?
Publication Date: September 2010
Publisher(s): National Center for Policy Analysis (U.S.)
Keywords: education; cost of college
Coverage: United States
Soft consumer demand in a weak economy has led many businesses to cut prices. But this is not the case in the market for higher education. Entering college freshmen and returning students face ever-higher tuition and fees. In fact, tuition at American universities has been increasing faster than inflation for the past 30 years.