TITLE

Tuition Rising (Book Review)

AUTHOR(S)
Clotfelter, Charles T.
PUB. DATE
October 2001
SOURCE
ILR Review;Oct2001, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p176
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Book Review
ABSTRACT
The starting point for Ronald Ehrenberg's 'Tuition Rising: Why College Costs So Much' is the stark reality that tuition costs at American private colleges and universities have annually been increasing 2 to 3 percentage points faster than the rate of inflation and, since around 1980, also faster than the growth of household incomes. Ehrenberg agrees with other observers who believe such rates cannot continue without dire consequences. But though this book begins and ends by focusing on this cost escalation, it is about much more than rising tuition. Like Henry Rosovsky's The University: A User's Guide (New York: Norton, 1990), it is a thoughtful and surprisingly thorough analysis of the inner workings of a modern private research university. The subject of tuition, important though it may be, is simply a door for looking into this complex institution.
ACCESSION #
5445065

 

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