Just why have college/university costs been going up at such rates for so long?
In my time, the federal government was heaping reporting requirements on schools that took federal money. I am sure that the government devil is still in the mix, but what about other costs? Does every stinking school need to be a research center? What about just teaching? What about divisions 1 and 2 sports. For most schools, they are not money makers, which almost always means the extra burden goes right to the students. But that does not explain costs at schools in other divisions or without sports programs. Could it also be that decades of third party payments have warped them into the same sort of beast as healthcare? I don't know. I am asking. Smart-*** answers welcome because I need some relief.