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A response to Bloomberg article on UCLA student fees

Megan McArdle has an article that was published in Bloomberg this week about the growth of student fees. The setup of the article was based on a new “$4 student fee to pay for better concerts”. To solve this problem, … Continue reading

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The Rising Non-Instructional Cost of College Exemplified By University of Minnesota

This past weekend the Wall Street Journal published an insightful article on administrative bloat at the University of Minnesota and how it typifies a major problem relating to rising tuition and student debt. The article is heavily based on the … Continue reading

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Postscript to “This Time Is Different: Enrollment and Employment Divergence”

In a post two days ago, I showed US data comparing enrollment and employment trends. The salient feature of the data that I called out was the significant divergence of the two trend lines since 2006. When you look at the … Continue reading

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This Time Is Different: US Enrollment and Employment Divergence

When looking at long-term trends for higher education, it is useful to step back and look at the big picture. With this goal in mind, consider the comparison of post-secondary enrollment in degree-granting programs to the total number of jobs (both … Continue reading

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