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The Affordability Conundrum

Value, Price, and Choice in Higher Education

Posted: April 11, 2017
Authors: Beth Akers, Kim Dancy, Jason Delisle
Organizations: The Manhattan Institute, American Enterprise Institute, New America

A new report from The Manhattan Institute, American Enterprise Institute, and New America examines how much families pay for college and how they are financing those expenses, broken out by income level, race, and type of college. The findings suggest that 77 percent of undergraduates overpaid, on average, twice the recommended amount for college.

The Affordability Conundrum