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The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook John R. Thelin

The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook

John R. Thelin

Published March 21st 2013
ISBN : 9781610691710
Hardcover
364 pages
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 About the Book 

100 years ago, college tuition at prestigious Ivy League colleges such as Harvard and Brown was about $130 per year. Even when adjusted for inflation, todays cost of higher education has increased dramatically--to the point where a college educationMore100 years ago, college tuition at prestigious Ivy League colleges such as Harvard and Brown was about $130 per year. Even when adjusted for inflation, todays cost of higher education has increased dramatically--to the point where a college education is shifting further out of reach for many Americans. This book explains the essential concepts in the debate regarding the staggering costs of higher education, supplying ten original essays by higher education policy experts, a lively historical narrative that provides context to current issues, and systematic guides to finding additional sources of information on the subject.Written from a historians point of view, The Rising Costs of Higher Education: A Reference Handbook explains the economics of higher education in a manner that encourages readers to participate in the discussion on how to control ever-increasing tuition costs. Both college-bound students and parents will come to appreciate how complicated the problem of paying for college is, and grasp the crucial differences between cost and price in the specific economics of colleges and universities.