the-tuition-is-too-damn-high

Now you can read our full 10-part series exploring the causes and consequences of skyrocketing costs in higher education.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 7, 2013
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Increase federal funding. Make it accountable. And make sure we actually know what we're doing.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 6, 2013
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The evidence on online courses is quite promising. But there's a lot that needs to be worked out before they replace traditional colleges.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 5, 2013
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Colleges need to enroll a lot of rich kids to pay for poor kids' financial aid. And what they do to attract those rich kids makes everything more expensive.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 4, 2013
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According to former education secretary Bill Bennett's theory, schools just respond to federal aid by jacking up tuition. It's not that simple.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 3, 2013
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According to the "Bowen Hypothesis," the structure of the modern college and university lends itself to never-ending growth.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 2, 2013
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The Baumol cost disease is many economists' favored explanation for why college is getting more expensive. But it doesn't hold up under scrutiny.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 30, 2013
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For most public schools, the whole story is that states have pulled support. For research universities, however, there's more going on.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 29, 2013
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There's no one story for what's going on with rising tuition. There are three, each with their own nuances.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 28, 2013
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The chorus of college skeptics just keeps growing louder. Too bad they're all wrong.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 27, 2013
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The first in a ten part series of articles examining how college grew to cost so much money.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Aug 26, 2013
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