Reports tagged college costs

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A Hidden Cause of Rising Tuition

Research shows the cost of attending college continues to rise, with tuition increases outpacing national inflation. One often overlooked cause may be the practice of tuition discounting, concludes this report from Education Commission of the States. More »

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How America Pays for College

Ninety-eight percent of families agree that college is a worthwhile investment and more than eight in 10 families say they are willing to stretch themselves financially to obtain the opportunities afforded by higher education, according to an annual survey by Sallie Mae. Included in this year’s report is a new section on first-generation students and what they did to accomplish their college journey. More »

Trends in College Spending: 2001-2011

Trends in College Spending at Public Institutions

Students’ share of costs has increased by more than 50 percent in a decade according to a new report on national-level higher education trends from the Delta Cost Project. More »

Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

Do the Benefits of College Still Outweigh the Costs?

A study from the New York Federal Reserve finds that even after factoring in rising tuition costs and student debt, a college degree still pays off. A person with a bachelor’s degree can expect to earn about $1.2 million more, from ages 22 to 64, than someone with a high school diploma, the report says. More »


Buying College: What Consumers Need to Know

Buyer beware notices, encouraging comparison shopping, and increasing college consciousness are examples of how the federal government can help students make better choices about higher education options, says this report from the Center for American Progress.