The grotesque bubble in US education costs

Suckled on the public purse through a decade of excessive government-backed student loans, education costs in America have formed a grotesque bubble. When your customers no longer have the means to purchase your service, fresh more affordable business models and solutions take over.

The cost of higher education has jumped more than 13-fold in records dating to 1978, illustrating bloated tuition costs even as enrollment slows and graduates struggle to land jobs.

The CHART OF THE DAY shows that tuition expenses have ballooned 1,225 percent in the 36-year period, compared with a 634 percent rise in medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

…“Some schools are effectively limiting cost increases by bigger tuition discounting, but on the whole college presidents have not adjusted to a fundamental shift in attitudes toward the value of a high-cost education,” said Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity in Washington. “Colleges are too slow to reinvent themselves,” particularly as enrollments are waning…”  See: College Tuition costs soar

Education cost inflation since 1978

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