Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuition on the rise at Texas universities - Benjamin Wermund, Houston Chronicle

Students attending Texas public colleges now are paying a much higher price for their education than they would have a decade ago. Tuition at universities in Texas has skyrocketed, and many blame a 2003 decision by the state Legislature to give schools free rein over what they charge for running up the costs. Before then, the state was able to regulate tuition, and though lawmakers allowed tuition to rise sharply and steadily in the decade leading up to deregulation, the cost of college has grown at a faster clip since. Universities blame the state for squeezing funding over the years, and say they have to make up the cost in part with tuition increases.

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