Monday, December 1, 2014

College Tuition Slowdown Hits State Higher Ed Budgets - JOHN W. SCHOEN, NBC News

It may be good news for students and parents, but slower tuition increases are putting renewed budget pressure on public colleges and universities. Just as the lingering impact of Great Recession fades, roughly half of public universities say they don't expect tuition to even keep up with inflation, according to a survey by Moody's Investors Service. About a quarter of those are projecting overall tuition revenues to decline. After years of outpacing inflation, tuition increases have slowed at both public and private colleges and universities. On a per-student basis, public universities are expecting tuition hikes of just 1.5 percent and private universities expect 2.3 percent growth, Moody's estimated.

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