Want to go to college in Texas? Let’s hope you’ve got the Benjamins. https://t.co/GOOE1DYVTq #txlege pic.twitter.com/0Mjhhc7GrZ
— Emily Ramshaw (@eramshaw) February 7, 2017
Now let's see the rants about the exorbitant and inexcusable profits made by Big Education over the last thirty years.
Please read the article, as Texas Tribune does a very good job describing the transfer of higher education costs to the end user. In the 1980s, state appropriations accounted for close to 80% of a public university's budget. Today, it is less than 30% for most public universities in Texas.
At one time this State gave more support to Texas Universities and it was more affordable for children from less wealthy families to attend school. I person could work while attending college and when they obtained a degree, they may have accumulated some debt but it was something they could handle and still have a good lifestyle. The support has decreased and the costs of attending all Universities have gone up dramatically. If the people in this State want that changed, they have the power to do it. If they don't, it will continue on as it is now.
Go to your local community college for all you can. WCWC is a great school! Here's a table that shows the cost per academic year...way less than other schools. $11K for an academic year if you live at home. https://www.wc.edu/financial-aid/cost-attendanceDual credit classes in high school decrease the cost, too. Also...do you really need college or has it just been assumed that you will go? Lots of opportunities don't require a degree and you can still have a good life.
Why has the cost of higher education gone up so much?
F the middle class.
Wordy we just need to stop regulating college tuition. The state setting the cost is strangling competition. If the Government would just free the market, universities would be forced to compete for students thus driving down costs. Also we could then free up millions now used for higher education to other priorities such as taking care of the border........ 0h wait we already did that and Republicans promised rates would fall , guess they were WRONG AGAIN! NEVER MIND
That's cheap. In-state tuition alone in the Colorado will set you back $12,000 per year.
We don't need educated voters. It causes too many problems.DF The Texas Legislature
why has tuition gone up so fast? Because we let illegal immigrants go to school for free in any state they want! The rest of us pay for it out of taxes. Don't you just love illegal immigrants?
1229 - Thanks for your comment, but it didn't answer my question. Tuition goes up astronomically -- why? Some might argue it's because of the infinite flow of student loans backed by the federal government. The more money students can borrow, the more colleges can charge.You inadvertently stumbled on the correct response. Government should not regulate tuition -- but should also not provide limitless funds in the form of student loans. (That's the practical solution. Efforts to execute it would have Democrats screaming that women and minorities are the hardest hit, and Republicans want to starve your children.)
If you really want to have sticker shock, check the tuition at Texas A & M in the 1950s. I won't tell you because I want you to look it up for yourself. I was there starting in 1955.
1999 Texas Constitutional Amendment Proposal - Deregulated tuition in for public universities. We were told that tuition increases would never outpace inflation. It passed overwhelmingly.
You ignorant wretches need to educate yourselves. Tuition in Texas has been deregulated for the last 17 years. So, you free market idiots can take that information and shove it up your uneducated asses
A couple years at community college learning a trade can be even more lucrative. Check out what welders make. Mechanics. etc.
How did things get so expensive?Cars in 1960 - $2600Gas in 1960 - 25 cents gallonHouse in 1960 - $12,700Burger - 15 centsLook at cost now. The biggest cost in education is PEOPLE. Those paychecks for professors, librarians, custodians, security, etc go up each year. Just like doctors, bricklayers, electricians, veterinarians, etc, folks need a bigger paycheck to pay the basics. If things get too expensive, we out-source it overseas to folks who work for a couple of dollars a day. Doesn't take a Nobel Prize to figure that out. Competition may work in some areas to lower prices, but not all. And in some areas you don't want to buy from the lowest bidder. Ask NASA about that when the part is in a spaceship is 249 million miles away (mars to earth). Needs to work first time & every time. Do you really want to buy your education from Bulgaria?DF Paul Krugman, Nobel Award Winner
Read again , the rise in Tuition costs began after the Lege. removed regulation AND began during a decade long cutting of state funds. This despite the fact that inflation ,in general ,has remained low for this century, so can't blame the rise on inflation. You can't leave the cookie jar open then fail to feed the kid and expect them not to grab all the cookies they can. Sure there are other factors but can't deny the figures ( available online) about the rise in college tuition coinciding with thse 2 factors.
312 - You're talking about inflation. According to a Forbes article, the consumer price index has risen 115% since 1985, while college education cost has risen 500%. Other sources say the same thing - College tuitions soar each year, advancing far in excess of the inflation rate.
Screw College! Look what it did to you!
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