College Tuition Cost Research Paper

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When I was younger I always wanted to go to The Ohio State University. But as I got older, I realized how much the cost of tuition is. For a non-resident of Ohio you would be paying over $45,000 a year. After hearing statistics like these most would be mortified. Some would even wonder if college was for everyone, or if it was simply for those who could afford it. With college tuition constantly on the rise, is this affecting everyone or just the low income families? Some believe tuition cost is a reasonable bargain, while others believe it is wildly unaffordable. Presumably while attending college the costs are hidden, but by the time students graduate they’ve buried themselves in debt caused by a compilation of student loans. The reason…show more content…
“The average D-1 football school is spending 6.7 times more money on each athlete than on each regular student.” (According to Barry Petchesky, www.deadspin.com). With the largest amount spent is the SEC. Spending the most at $163,931 per athlete. But all the spending is not only for football and, (According to Barry Petchesky, www.deadspin.com) “Not on the athletes, of course, just around them.” If you’re wondering where the money goes if it’s not spent directly on the players then you must think of the traveling and game expenses, facilities and equipment, and Athletic student aid. But not every student is an athlete, while these athletes are getting all the money spent on and around them they don’t pay a single…show more content…
The price of tuition was not always on a rise. An example of this is in 1975 the tuition for a full-time undergraduate at The University of Hawaii ranged from $161 for state residents to $650 for non-state residents. The modern cost of tuition also differed to when the baby boomers generation. “Baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs” PAUL F. CAMPOS, New York times. Then public funding for higher education was reduced drastically. “In 2006, the last year for which [Jane] Wellman had data, state taxpayers sent $7,078 per student to the big public research universities. That 's $1,270 less (after accounting for inflation) than they sent in 2002.” Kim Clark (www.usnews.com). But the overall public university spending per student has ascended 12,400 to 13,800, up to 11.3% over the span of 10 years. In community college, where half of the country’s college students are educated, tuition has gone up while spending on classroom teaching has decreased. The upsurges in spending were mostly driven by higher maintenance, administration, and student services
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