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How The Classes You Didn't Take Affect The Value Of Your Degree

Quick show of hands: Did you take a foreign language in college? How about a history class? Any math at all? As Andrea Neal opines at Indiana Economic Digest, there may not be that many hands in the air. College costs and student debt levels are (Duh!) rising — so weighed against these trends, Neal wonders why statistics […]

How Tuition Played A Part In The Protest At The IU Trustees Meeting

A protestor sits on the floor as Indiana University police officers monitor roughly two dozen people, mostly students. They were occupying a meeting of the IU Trustees on the Bloomington campus.

Concerned about increasing tuition and questioning the legitimacy of Indiana University’s top governing body, roughly two dozen protestors — mostly students — ‘occupied’ a meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees on the Bloomington campus Thursday afternoon. Though the meeting was stopped at one point to allow student trustee Cora Griffin directly address the protestors, […]

How Increasing Enrollment Is Straining Finances At Indiana's Public Colleges

Let’s paraphrase an argument you’ve heard on StateImpact before: If you’re an Indiana state lawmaker (at least in the current majority), you probably think the state’s public universities are doing too little to keep a student’s cost of attendance down. The price of a college education is rising faster than the rate of inflation, you argue. […]

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