Priced Out

What College Costs America

As more Americans attend college, costs rise, and more students fail to graduate, we ask, "why?" Priced Out details the spending habits of 50 universities across America and provides perspective from students, parents, and college administrators.

In the last 40 years, college costs have more than doubled. Students pay exorbitant amounts of money to attend college, even going into crushing debt. Meanwhile, universities increase their administrative overhead and other non-instructional costs. Priced Out: What College Costs America, takes a personalized look into 50 universities and their spending habits and provides perspectives from students, parents, and college administrators. The report includes recommendations to cut down on costs, empower Americans to make better choices, and increase information transparency. As universities are left at a crossroads following the coronavirus pandemic, they can no longer ignore their profligate spending habits nor the American people.

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Executive Summary

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Appendix B

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