Little Red Herrings: The Coming Bubble Burst?

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Spring 3-15-2015


Ida Jane Dacus Library


Amid all the high dudgeon about news from various corners of the earth, leave it to academics to ignore what is really important: the cost of getting a college education. We all know that the price tag on even a modest college education (not one of the premiere Ivy League institutions) is through the roof. What used to cost under $10,000 for four years of college (that tells you how old I am) is hardly enough to get through one semester. Moreover, getting a degree in four years proves something of a miracle. It is more likely to be five or six, and often through no fault of the student but the fault of some institution for not sequencing the classes appropriately.