Why is the tuition fee so high in majority of colleges in US?

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  • MS
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    8 months ago
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    States have cut funding to public colleges and universities, requiring them to increase tuition in order to make up the difference. Many schools are also trying to increase enrollment by attracting new students because that brings in more tuition money, so they are spending money on projects like attractive dorms, big recreation centers, fun student centers, etc - all of that costs money that they have to make up as well, generally in the form of tuition.

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  • 8 months ago

    Computation, there are to many students that want to go to a major college and those who can get scholarships or pay the fees get in. it is a process of elimination.

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  • L
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It isn't - but you're buying into the rhetoric... and all the Professors, adjunct professors, assistants, Administration, food services, janitorial services, groundskeepers, building maintenance, electricity, security, water, computer systems and support, and all the other things that cost money need to be funded somehow.

    And remember, the most of the higher-paid folks get salaries, medical/dental/vision benefits, pensions and a few other perks... plus they get to go on "sabbatical" (look it up)... and there is "tenure" that most other folks working outside of academia will never see.

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  • df
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    8 months ago

    Because they wanna keep the rich rich and the poor poor

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    There are lots of factors. And about 95% of these factors are very unpleasant.

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  • 8 months ago

    It's expensive to educate people. Colleges compete for the best professors and researchers, they have to maintain buildings with electricity and water bills that keep going up, security is more important and more expensive, they have to provide students with computer labs and expensive lab equipment, and they have to employ staff for all kinds of functions, including serving food, maintaining the grounds, keeping the library organized, advising students, processing applications and transcripts, and on and on. But most students don't pay the full tuition. Most have some kind of financial aid.

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  • 8 months ago

    Little gov funding in public schools.

    Rest of budget must come from clients... studentrs.

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    Thansk

    Garret

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  • Because the baby boomers sold everyone who graduated from high school in the past 30 years on the idea that a 4-year degree was necessary in order to have a decent chance of not dying poor and destitute. So schools were filled with tens of millions of kids who wanted a degree. Supply and demand being what they are, prices rose, for-profit schools opened up, and people took out monstrous loans in order to avoid being broke with no higher education. Kind of ironic, isn't it? Or is it poetic? I don't know. I never finished college and I was more into STEM classes than literature and the humanities anyway.

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  • 8 months ago

    Student debts at most

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