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.


College, Cost, Tuition, Rising Tuition