As Tuitions Rise, What Will Happen to Quality and Access?

David W. Breneman, Jamie P. Merisotis*, Sandy Baum, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Thomas J. Kane, Peter R. Orszag, Michael S. McPherson, Morton Owen Schapiro

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A report is presented on the growing pressure on public colleges to raise their tuitions. In a recent survey conducted by the National Association of State Universities, more than 25 systems reported having increased their tuition by 30 percent. It is also reported that the trend of rise in tuitions raises the fundamental question about the affordability of and access to higher education for all qualified students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)B7-B11
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Issue number4 SEC. B
StatePublished - Sep 19 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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