College tuition out of control


College tuition is out of control. Since 2000, the cost of a higher education has doubled. Today, two-thirds of students need financial aid. This is not a new issue, but the key to fixing the rising tuition is to ask questions. Why the rates are out of control? What we can do about it?

College campuses hire more staff so that they have the best student to teacher ratio and those teachers’ salaries and benefits are increasing faster than inflation. However, only 28 percent of public institution spending goes to instruction. So where is all the money really going?

College campuses are very competitive; they hike up tuition so they can have the nicest campus with a huge gym or most expensive dining hall in order to attract students.

We need to put pressure on schools to reduce staff, but more importantly not to spend the student’s tuition on lavishing the school. If we can’t afford to send our youth to college, where does that leave us?

Carney Marino
Oak Ridge High School student

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=29798

This story falls on page "5"
Posted by on Mar 31 2013.
Last Login:
Filed under Letters to the Editor. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed

Recently Commented

  • Merrilee Posner: John Hidah. A man who is not careless with the truth. He is willing to face hard realities and...
  • Oak Ridge Parent: I couldn’t agree more. Throw in the over-crowded Oak Ridge campus (2600 students on a campus...
  • Frank Scherer: I love this. What beautiful artwork!
  • Danyelle Knight Woodley: Thank you, Julie, for the wonderfully written article and for helping get the word out about...
  • susan parker: As an active community member, whom has worked with Brent during his entire 4 years with the CSD, I...