The Reason for Skyrocketing Tuition Costs

May 7, 2015 | | Deseret News |

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According to The New York Times' Paul F. Campos, tuition rates are more the victim of "the constant expansion of university administration" than state-funded budget cuts.

But a new report by Demos, a liberal think-tank that focuses on economic justice issues, begs to differ. According their assessment, state funding is exactly the problem.

"Because education and related expenses are funded nearly entirely by tuition and state monies," the study says, "declining state support has caused a dramatic shift in the share of these expenses paid for by students and the government."

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