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Why does college cost so much?

Author: Robert B Archibald; David Henry Feldman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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For much of the past century college tuition has risen more rapidly than the inflation rate. Unlike many analyses of higher education, Archibald and Feldman show how broad economic factors have combined to push up cost. These forces are largely out of the control of colleges and universities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert B Archibald; David Henry Feldman
ISBN: 9780199744503 0199744505 9780190214104 0190214104
OCLC Number: 544474632
Description: xii, 289 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The landscape of the college cost debate --
Is higher education all that unusual? --
Higher education is a service --
The costs of employing highly educated workers --
Cost and quality in higher education --
The bottom line : why does college cost so much? --
Is higher education increasingly dysfunctional? --
Productivity growth in higher education --
Subsidies and tuition setting --
List-price tuition and institutional grants --
Outside financial aid --
The college affordability crisis --
Federal policy and college tuition --
Financial aid policy --
Rewriting the relationship between states and their public universities --
A few final observations.
Responsibility: Robert B. Archibald, David H. Feldman.
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