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Why is College So Expensive?

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Published on Jun 12, 2015

College is a good deal, but it could be a much better deal. A combination of factors have driven the costs of higher education in America to increase extremely quickly, pricing some people out of an education and building over a trillion dollars in student loan debt. So why? Why did those costs increase and what are schools spending all that fat cash on. Turns out, it's pretty complicated.

Can you lower your student loans?
http://www.vox.com/2014/10/1/6050243/...

SOURCES

Trends in College Spending: 1998 to 2008 http://www.deltacostproject.org/sites...

Trends in College Spending 2001 to 2011: http://www.deltacostproject.org/sites...

Vox.com - Everything you need to know about Student Debt: http://www.vox.com/cards/student-debt...

Vox.com - Everything you need to know about college costs: http://www.vox.com/cards/college-cost...

Is Starting College and Not Finishing That Bad? http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers...

Public Colleges Revenue Shift: https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2...\

Tuition Fees and Room and Board over time: http://trends.collegeboard.org/colleg...

Hiring Spree Fattens College Bureaucracy: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1000142...

Problematic Boom in Higher Education Administrators: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02...

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