A New Approach for Curbing College Tuition Inflation
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A New Approach for Curbing College Tuition Inflation

Four possible demand-side explanations for tuition increases are discussed

Posted: Aug. 25, 2020
Author(s): Beth Akers
Organization(s): Manhattan Institute

A new report sets out to answer this question about rising tuition prices: Why has market pressure failed to mitigate inflating prices, as it would in other competitive markets for products and services? Among the conclusions: Students have poor information about the value of colleges and their majors, and they often overvalue the return on a college degree.

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