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“Myth and Reality in the Crisis of College Affordability”

Pulling Up the Higher Ed Ladder Fig 5A careful analysis of national data that cuts through the bull concerning escalating tuition at public research-intensive universities:

“The Real Culprit: Cuts in State Support

“If neither rising spending nor increased aid is primarily driving tuition increases, what is? If we turn to the revenue side of the balance sheet, the answer becomes clear: declining state support.”

Read it and weep … here.