ERIC Number: ED473241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Rising Price of a Quality Postsecondary Education: Fact or Fiction? Hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce. House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session (October 3, 2002).
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
A hearing was held to hear testimony on the rising costs of postsecondary education. Since the early 1980s, tuition and fees of postsecondary institutions have outpaced increases in the rate of inflation and family incomes. Every year, these cost hikes have been two to three times the rate of inflation, and the hearing was intended to explore issues associated with the costs of higher education. Following opening statements by Representative John A. Boehner and Representative George Miller, testimony was heard from these witnesses: (1) Robert A. Corrigan, president, San Francisco State University; (2) C. D. Mote, Jr., president, University of Maryland; and (3) Gordon Winston, professor of economics, Williams College. The written statements of these and other representatives and educators are presented in nine appendixes. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Fees, Higher Education, Inflation (Economics), Paying for College, Student Costs, Tuition
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce.