Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Who's to blame for the high cost of higher education in South Carolina? - Brian Hicks, Post and Courier

Way back in the olden days of 2000, in-state tuition at the University of South Carolina ran about $3,900. That was the priciest public college in this state at the time — Clemson, Coastal Carolina and College of Charleston were all a few hundred bucks less. Tuition wasn’t cheap, but it wasn’t unreasonable. And state officials that year boldly promised college would become even more affordable if voters approved the South Carolina Education Lottery. The fine print must have said “assuming you win it.” Fall semester tuition bills are due in a few weeks, and those of us unfortunate enough to get one will see that the cost of college has more than tripled in just 17 years. That in-state USC tuition is nearly $12,000, and Clemson is more than $14,000. http://www.postandcourier.com/columnists/hicks-column-who-s-to-blame-for-the-high-cost/article_275a74ec-68c6-11e7-9b96-0b46d6f26be4.html

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