Debunking myths about college tuition

By April 15, 2015 News

The report aims to debunk four “myths” about tuition increases, and at the top is “Faculty are to blame for rising tuition.” To counter this, the report compares the five-year change in “average net price tuition” — cost of attendance less financial aid — to faculty pay increases.

Nationally, the report says, net price tuition rose about 6.5 percent. By comparison full-time faculty salaries declined 0.12 percent. The report doesn’t offer five-year data for individual institutions, but does give average salaries for the 2012-13 school year — the latest available federal data — and percent change from the previous year for most local colleges and universities.

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