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ERIC Number: ED505672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-30
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Cost Versus "Cost" of Higher Education
Erskine, Brian M.
Online Submission
It comes as no surprise that the prices being charged for college tuition are out of control. Stories about the staggering price of tuition are commonplace in popular media. Although the supposed explanations for this phenomenon are attributed to issues such as financial aid, lack of government support, and the state of the economy, none seem to point directly to the colleges and universities. This paper examines the possibility that not-for-profit institutions of higher education are, in fact, turning a relative and veiled profit in the course of their standard operating procedure. The real question is how much money does it actually cost to educate a student and how far is that figure from what the institutions of higher education are charging to educate the student via tuition and fees. (Contains 15 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A