Why higher education in the U.S. is so expensive, and what students really pay for.
And what that has meant for America’s middle-class families
Well, sort of
A new plan to lower tuition has led to a 60 percent jump in the number of students who have reenrolled at one university.
Berea College, in Kentucky, has paid for every enrollee’s education using its endowment for 126 years. Can other schools replicate the model?
A flurry of state and local programs to cover students’ tuition and attention by top politicians made a national program seem possible. Then Trump won.
In most other countries outside the U.S., the most prestigious universities are public.
The outrageous price of a U.S. degree is unique in the world.